The Lancet Low Back Pain Series: Why Chiropractors Should Care
Recorded On: 01/08/2019
In June of 2018 the landmark Lancet Low Back Pain Series was published. Professor Jan Hartvigsen was co-chair for the steering group. In this webinar he will present the content and key points from the series. These include description of what low back pain is and the burden and impact of low back pain on individuals and societies; current recommendations from evidence-based clinical guidelines and the evidence-practice gap that is apparent everywhere; promising new directions in management of low back pain; and finally, a global call to action for individuals, clinicians and decision makers. He will highlight the need for change in the way we deal with low back pain and musculoskeletal disorders and how chiropractors can be important stakeholders in promoting and leading this change.
Jan Hartvigsen DC, PhD
Full Professor, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics
University of Southern Denmark
Senior Researcher- Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics
Jan Hartvigsen is an internationally leading researcher and research leader in musculoskeletal health. His focus is on improving care for people with musculoskeletal pain and disability and he takes pride in breaking down barriers between disciplines and bringing together people from diverse backgrounds in productive collaborations. His primary research focus is clinical studies of spine pain and disability with a focus on population studies, and studies dealing with effectiveness of non-surgical interventions. Professor Hartvigsen is a member of many national and international committees. He has published close to 200 international peer-reviewed papers and is a prolific communicator. In 2016 he was rated as the world’s number one expert in “Musculoskeletal pain” by Expertscape.com. He is Full Professor at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark and Senior Researcher at the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics.