Relationship between neck motion and self-reported pain in patients with whiplash associated disorders during the acute phase

A study made in the Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia, and published in Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, shows that the perceived pain of whiplash associated disorders is related to neck motion measures, with range of motion and smoothness of neck flexion are consistently related to pain perception. The statistical models developed in that study are able to estimate pain score changes with clinically insignificant errors.

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Methodological framework for the management of neck and low back pain

The aim of the Back-UP project is to develop a technological platform with prognostic models 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.

This documents (Deliverable 1.1) describes how Back-UP approaches the management of NLBP, based on the three main end-user cases that have been considered in the project: the clinical treatment of the patient that seeks healthcare, the return to work of a patient who has been off work due to NLBP, and the self-management of health. An integrated case story illustrates the interactions of users with the platform through the whole process.

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