The strategic aim of the research efforts at NIKKB is to continue to contribute new knowledge in the musculoskeletal field by focusing on solving specific challenges at the level of both the patient and society, specifically:
- Patients with musculoskeletal problems experience different clinical courses, which is why we will continue our work to establish ‘customised’ interventions based on new knowledge.
- Our ambition is to focus on implementation research where new knowledge about the barriers to, and methods for, promoting the systematic application of research findings is further developed and embedded in daily clinical practice.
- At NIKKB, our research has always sought to understand the life trajectories of musculoskeletal disease. This will still apply. We will continue to study these clinical courses in order to develop insights that are useful and practical in prevention and treatment.
To meet these strategic priorities, the following research areas will be the principal focus up to the end of 2022:
- Patient profiles & differentiated care
- Implementation research & knowledge translation
- Musculoskeletal heath from a life course perspective with a special focus on spinal health
Read more about our research focus under the section Project Areas in the menu.
Manipulative therapy is increasingly being used to treat children’s back or neck pain pain despite the lack of evidence for the effect of the treatment. It is generally recommended as a treatment option for adults, and various health professions deliver manipulative therapy either on its own or in combination with other types of therapy, e.g. advice, exercises and soft-tissue treatment.
The aim of the current study was to determine how effective manipulative therapy is when added to other treatment options on the number of recurrent episodes of back or neck pain in children aged 9 – 15 years.…
Be aware that the deadline for submitting abstracts and posters for the 2019 WFC/ECU Congress is october 1st 201O
Read the general information and information about submission of abstracts and posters here: https://www.wfc.org/website/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=475&lang=en
Abstracts and posters must be submitted via this link: https://wfc-ecu-berlin-2019.exordo.com/login
Less and less people in Denmark are prescribed opioids as part of their long term treatment of pain according to figures from the period 2008 – 2017 released by the Danish Health Authority. During that period the number of long term users (more than 5 years) of opioids has dropped from 86,000 to 60,000. The number of opioid users in 2017 is the lowest number in ten years, writes the Danish Health Authority on its website.
Opioids are used to treat chronic back pain, but it is uncertain if the balance between beneficial and harmful effects is positive for…
Falls is an important cause of bone fracture in elderly people and a major health issue, but it looks as if strengthening of the quadriceps muscles is one way to prevent the risk of falls among elderly people. That is the conclusion of a study carried out by Iranian researchers and published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies.
In an effort to reduce falls among elderly people, the researchers have studied the connection between reduced quadriceps muscle strength (QMS) and elderly people’s risk of falls. The results of their studies indicate that the less quadriceps muscle strength the elderly person…