Project

Modern pain neuroscience applied to chronic pain in patients with whiplash associated disorders: Can we decrease central sensitization?

Duration
01 January 2017 → Ongoing
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Orthopaedics
    • Orthopaedics
Keywords
central sensitisation whiplash
 
Project description

The study aims at examining the effectiveness of a modern neuroscience approach vs. evidencebased physiotherapy for reducing pain, dysfunctioning and central sensitization in 120 patients with WAD.
The primary outcome measures are pain and functional status. Secondary outcomes include (psycho)physiological measures of central sensitization, and psychological variables. Follow-up assessments will be performed 3, 6 and 12 months after baseline assessment.