Avondlezing met Prof. Dr. Hannu Luomajoki: Newer Insights to Low Back Pain: Movement control and body awareness
Up to 90% of all Low Back Pain (LBP) in non-specific. That means there is no clear medical reason for the problem. Most of the people without pain have findings in X-rays or in Mri. So, also eg. discogenic findings are non specific. At the same time LBP is the most costly problem in the medical system. How should the patients be examined and treated? Instead of only structural examination, these patients should be classified functionally.
One problem which has been shown in newer studies is the fact that people with chronic pain seem to lose their body awareness. Through changes in sensory cortex of the brain these people do not acknowledge their affected body part well enough. This leeds to loss of sensation and even to neglect phenomena. Also the control of the movements, prorioception and coordination can be affected. This topic will be presented in this 1.5 hours lecture. The theory, the studies and clinical consequences will be presented and discussed.
The lecturer, Professor Hannu Luomajoki is originally from Finland but has been living and working since over 20 years in Switzerland. He has a PhD in back pain. He has published altogether more than 70 articles and has been speaker in more than 100 international and national congresses. He is known for his good humor and the ability of explaining complex problems in an understandable and practical way.