This video explains how Back-UP platform will help first contact clinicians to evaluate the best intervention options for patients with neck or back pain, make shared decisions and monitor their progression.
The two following posters were presented by the Back-UP Consortium in the 11th Congress of the European Pain Federation, EFIC 2019
- Clinical management of neck and low back pain through personalised prognostic models: the Back-UP Project, by Helios De Rosario et al. An overall presentation of the platform, its architecture and the modules that compose it.
- Evidence based treatment recommendations for back and neck pain across Europe: a systematic review of guidelines, by Gwenllian Wynne-Jones et al. An overview of the revision made in the project, to provide Back-UP with contents that help users follow the best treatments, according to the most reliable scientific evidence.
Objectively measured physical behaviour and neck pain and/or low back pain: a systematic review protocol
This poster, prepared by various partners of the Back-UP project, describes the methodology of the systematic review made to investigate the associations between neck or low back pain, and it was presented by Cecilie K. Øveras (NTNU) in the EPIC 2019 conference (Berlin, 20-23 March 2019).
On November 15, 2018 the Back-UP project was presented at the annual general meeting of the Society for Back Pain Research (SBPR) by Stephanie Jansen-Kosterink of RRD. Her presentation focused on the general aim the project, and some results of the first months were showcased. The project was met with enthusiasm by the audience and the presentation was followed by a lively discussion. The presentation slides have been made available here.
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.
Read the full paper here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2018.09.004
The Back-UP Project: Towards predictive diagnosis and personalised medicine for NLBP underpinned by the VPH technologies and vision
This poster, made by Milton Hoz de Vila and Alejandro F. Frangi (The University of Sheffield) presented the technology concept of Back-UP, in the VPH 2018 Conference (5-7 September 2018).
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.