Dysfunction of low back muscles in relation to pain

01 October 2008 → 30 September 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Morphological sciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Morphological sciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Human movement and sports sciences
    • Rehabilitation sciences
    • Morphological sciences
    • Orthopaedics
muscle dysfunction atrophy motor control inhibition
Project description

The changes in motor control of the back muscles is studied by means of functional MRI and the influence of pain intensity and processes of anticipation on the dysfunction of the m. multifidus will be investigated. At least, to give direction to the best therapeutic approach, the influence on muscle dysfunction of manipulating the attitudes concerning pain will be studied.