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  • Media focus on neck and back pain

    The Danish newspaper BT has focused on neck and back pain in two separate articles in the summer, which made the newspaper contact researchers from NIKKB and NDA.


    On July 9, BT carried a double page on the concept of mobile neck, which was based on the increasing use of mobile phones and tablets and the increasing risk of neck pain as a consequence of this. BT approached Professor and Head of Research at the IOB and Senior Researcher at NIKKB, Jan Hartvigsen, who was quoted in the article. Jan Hartvigsen talked about the new technology's influence on our body and health and the possible consequences of the increasing use of mobile phones and tablets.


    On July 19, BT again carried an article, whichmade use of expert knowledge from researchers from Fyn. In a double page based on a well-known Danish television personality's problems with back pain,Chiropractor and Associate Professor at the IOB, Peter Kent, talked about the results of a new study of the reasons why back pain returns. In line with his interpretation of the results of the study Peter Kent also explained what the survey can be used for.


    You can see both articles as postings on NIKKB's Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/Kiropraktorernes.Videnscenter

  • Live a healthy life and avoid back pain

    Researchers in Sweden have identified four simple living rules that can reduce the risk of back pain considerably: Drop cigarettes, drink moderate amounts of alcohol, get regular exercise and be sure to get a daily intake of fruits and vegetables.


    An extensive research experiment at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm is the first to demonstrate the link between a healthy lifestyle and lifestyle diseases. The research experiment was conducted in the form of a public survey of 9000 men and women in Stockholm County, and the results are remarkable: Among the women who followed the four living rules, 9 percent ended up with lasting back pain, while 21 percent of the women in the study, who did not follow the rules, ended up getting permanent back pain. The risk of getting permanent back pain was reduced by 35 percent if you followed some of the rules and by 52 percent if you followed all four living rules.


    The tendency was the same among men, with the difference that the men did not generally develop long-term back pain to the same extent as women in the study.


    It comes as no surprise to the researchers that a healthy lifestyle is a good way to prevent lifestyle diseases, but the study equips scientists with the first research results demonstrating a consistency in relation to back pain, says Tony Bohmann, a researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.


    Jan Hartvigsen, professor and Head of Research at the IOB and Senior Researcher at NIKKB, endorses the conclusions of the study from the Karolinska Institute:


    - We know from recent research that if you have good habits, you are generally in better health and therefore have less back pain. Severe and chronic problems are often in an interactive process with a general poor health, says Jan Hartvigsen to Newspaq.