Scientists to find better ways of tackling back pain

12 Oct 2020

Dr David Klyne, Fulbright Fellow at the UQ School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, spoke to Channel 9 News about research investigating why back pain persists in some people but not others.

With more than $1.4 million in funding from the US Department of Defense, the three year project will span Australia and the US and involve some of the world’s most prominent pain researchers.

Beyond advancing our understanding of the physiology of pain, the project is designed to identify new risk factors for developing chronic pain, particularly back pain, which can be targeted by interventions.

Understanding how sleep and exercise might be used to target these and other risk factors can help prevent the transition from acute to chronic pain.

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