Acute back pain leads to increased spinal stability

18th April 2013

New evidence confirms what we see in the clinic

Following on from last weeks blog post on A New Theory to Explain the Adaptation to Pain - a new paper demonstrates people with acute back pain show an increase in spinal stability. This response is different between individuals - supporting the need for a thorough assessment to identify individual patterns (subgrouping)


New insight into motor adaptation to pain revealed by a combination of modelling and empirical approaches.

Hodges PW, Coppieters MW, Macdonald D, Cholewicki J.

Eur J Pain. 2013 Jan 25. doi: 10.1002/j.1532-2149.2013.00286.x.

See abstract here in European Journal of Pain

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