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A new research project, Danish Chiropractic Cohort (ChiCo), which is carried out by the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics (NIKKB), has received a grant of nearly 3 million DKK from the Foundation for Chiropractic Research and Post Graduate Education. The grant secures the accomplishment of a systematic collection of data from a large group of patients with low back pain from Danish chiropractic clinics.


Tue Secher Jensen, chiropractor, PhD, Senior Researcher at NIKKB and Spine Centre of Southern Denmark and Alice Kongsted, chiropractor, PhD, Senior Researcher at NIKKB and Associate Professor at the Department of Sports Science…

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Chiropractic treatment rather than re-admission

Patients with chest pain are often afraid that their pain is a sign of heart disease. This fear leads to increased health care costs because patients often have more re-admissions to hospital. This need not be. New research shows great advantages in referring some patients for treatment by chiropractors in the primary sector instead.


Over the past 25 years the number of hospital admissions due to chest pain and suspected heart attack has increased significantly in many countries. For a minority of patients the pain is due to heart disease. By contrast, many are diagnosed with other disorders or…

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ECCRE to be placed at NIKKB

In connection with the re-entry into the European Chiropractors’ Union, The Danish Chiropractic Association has agreed to establish a European research centre, the European Center for Chiropractic Research Excellence (ECCRE) at the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics (NIKKB) in Odense, Denmark.


NIKKB has appointed Lone Kousgaard Jørgensen and Michael Christensen to represent the NIKKB board. The ECCRE board will also consist of Øystein Ogre, Chairman of ECU and Vasileios Gkolfinopoulos, treasurer of ECU.


The founding meeting of ECCRE will be held on May 6th, in connection with the ECU Convention in Oslo, Norway. Among other things,…

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NIKKB will be quiet towards the end of the week, when Henrik Wulff Christensen, Alice Kongsted, Tue Secher Jensen, Mette Jensen Stochkendahl and Lise Hestbæk all take part in the ECU Convention in Norway.


The ECU Convention is held in the Oslo-suburb of Lillestrøm from May 5th to May 7th. Researcher’s Day, which has been arranged in part by Mette Jensen Stochkendahl, Chiropractor, PhD and Senior Researcher at NIKKB, is held the day before.


The theme for the ECU Convention id Building Bridges, while the theme for Researcher’s Day is Down from the ivory towers: Breaking down the…

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Musculoskeletal disease and the common cold

The American website Chiropractic Science is a website dedicated to getting the word out about chiropractic research i.e. through podcasts with leading researchers on various subjects within musculoskeletal research, encouraging co-operation among researchers to promote future high quality chiropractic research and encourage clinicians and students to pursue their own careers as researchers.


Chiropractic Science’s latest interview is with Lise Hestbæk, chiropractor, PhD, Senior Researcher at NIKKB and Associate Professor at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark. The interview resulted in a podcast entitled Life Course of Back Pain and Paediatric…

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