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RESEARCH

NIKKB RESEARCH UNIT

Towards 2022, NIKKB research will focus on developing customised treatment for the individual patient, research into how we can implement new knowledge in daily practice and understand the lifelong trajectory of musculoskeletal disease.

Focus

NIKKB'S RESEARCH STRATEGY 2018-2022

The Research Unit at NIKKB has formulated a strategy outlining the institute's research priorities for the period 2018-2022.

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Research

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.

 

Research focus

To meet these strategic priorities, the following research areas will be the principal focus up to the end of 2022:

 

  1. Patient profiles & differentiated care
  2. Implementation research & knowledge translation
  3. 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.

 

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News

Functional Neurology (FN) is a treatment method used by some chiropractors. However, there is no immediate satisfactory evidence for the effects or benefits of Functional Neurology in the academic literature. That is the conclusion made by two researchers from Université Paris-Sarclay in France in a new article titled Unravelling functional neurology: a critical review of clinical research articles on the effect or benefit of the functional neurology approach published in Chiropractic and Manual Therapies.

 

In their article the two researchers, Anne-Laure Meyer and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde conducted a critical review of publications from three academic journals in order to discover…

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CARL, the Chiropractic Academy for Research Leadership, recently published the third edition of its newsletter.

 

In the newsletter, Martha Funabashi writes about the 2nd CARL residential, which took place in Edmonton In April, the mentors, Greg Kawchuk, Jan Hartvigsen and Jon Adams provides an overview of the Edmonton residential from the mentors’ perspective and you can read about the highlights provided by each individual CARL fellow.

 

In addition there are overviews of publications, abstracts and projects involving CARL Fellows – and they are a very productive group!

 

Read all about it here

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A study carried out among active servicemen in the US armed forces shows that a combination of usual medical care and chiropractic care of low back pain improves the short term outcome of the care compared to usual medical care alone. The study sends an important signal to General Practitioners to follow clinical guidelines that recommend including chiropractic care in a multidisciplinary treatment offer to low back pain patients.

 

The aim of the study was to determine if the effect of adding chiropractic care to usual medical care is better pain relief and better pain-related function compared to usual…

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Researchers publish protocol on RCT on infantile colic

 

The group of researchers carrying out the colic project has published a protocol for a randomized clinical trial on infantile colic. The randomized, controlled trial was designed to evaluate the effect of chiropractic treatment on infantile colic.

 

The researchers hope the RCT will help them gain more knowledge in two areas:

 

  • What is the effect of chiropractic treatment on infantile colic?
  • Will subgroups of children with suspected musculoskeletal problems benefit more from the intervention than others? If this happens to be the case, it could imply the need for stratified care.

 

The protocol describes a single-blind…

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Alice Kongsted, Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark and Senior Researcher at NIKKB, recently took part in a podcast by Chiropractic Practice.

 

In the podcast, she talked about her work as part of the group who wrote the papers on low back pain in The Lancet and many other topics related to low back pain.

 

Listen to the podcast 'Why we need to pay attention to back pain' here: https://chiropracticscience.com/podcast/dralicekongsted/

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