Back-UP article in the Musculoskeletal Science and Practicet journal

18 September 2018

IBV researcher, Dr. Helios de Rosari,o presents a study led by IBV team

EC funded project Back-Up has a new paper published in the journal “Musculoskeletal Science and Practice” (formerly Manual Therapy), with a study performed by IBV at the onset of the project, to define a model that relates neck motion analysis and the progression of pain scales in whiplash patients.

The study, led by Dr. Helios De Rosario, Back-Up Project Director, demonstrate that part of the individual progression of pain and pain-related disability in acute WAD (Whiplash Associated Disorders) patients, as rated by NPQ and VAS, can be mapped to objective kinematic parameters of neck mobility tests, like ranges of motion, velocities, repeatability and harmonicity of movements.

De Rosario says: “Defining a statistical model that relates measures of neck kinematics with clinical scales of neck pain, in WAD patients during the rehabilitation process in the acute phase can help to improve rehabilitation process”.

This is part of the know-how that IBV is bringing to Back-Up.

Back-UP is one of the projects funded by European Commission, it has thirteen European partners and over 5,1M € budget. The aim of the project is to create a prognostic model to support more effective and efficient management of Neck and Low Back Pain (NLBP), based on the digital representation of multidimensional clinical information, and in-silico assessments of possible interventions.

The paper is entitled "Relationship between neck motion and self-reported pain in patients with whiplash associated disorders during the acute phase". Co-authors are: María José Vivas, María Isabel Sinovas and Álvaro Page and the full text of the paper is available here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2018.09.00

For more information about Back-UO, please visit project web page http://backup-project.eu 



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 777090

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