Identification of underlying muscular, physcial and psychosocial variables in chronic neck pain in order to develop an evidence-based rehabilitation programme

01 October 2007 → 31 December 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied psychology
    • Social psychology
muscular chronic neck pain psychosocial
Project description

Firstly, differences in muscle morphometry and function between control and chronic neck pain patients will be evaluated by use of fMRI. Secondly, the influence of work place organisation and VDU on posture and muscle recruitment will be investigated. In the third place, questionnaires regarding psychosocial variables will be administered in order to identify risk factors in neck pain. Understanding of the pathophysiology of chronic neck pain is crucial in the development of prevention strategies and to set up evidence-based interventions for chronic neck pain patients.