Project

Potential interactions between peripheral and central mechanisms in patients with chronic whiplash : does reduction in white matter integrity play a role in this traumatic event?

Duration
01 October 2013 → 30 September 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Cognitive science and intelligent systems
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Neurosciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Human movement and sports sciences
    • Rehabilitation sciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Orthopaedics
Keywords
white matter central sensitisation whiplash
 
Project description

The aim of this project is to explore the interrelationship between changes in muscle function, central pain mechanisms and white matter integrity in patients with chronic whiplash associated disorders (WAD). 35 subjects in each group (traumatic neck pain, non-traumatic neck pain and healthy controls) will undergo a series of investigations, including evaluation of muscle performance, muscle properties, white matter integrity and central pain mechanisms.