Course Details

In this module Iben Axen will take you through the latest views on neck and back pain. How technological advances assist us in our ability to investigate spinal pain. Especially with regards to the fluctuating nature of neck and back pain. Also you’ll learn some surprising facts about the evidence based recovery rate for low back pain. Furthermore, Iben discusses how to integrate the newest insights on pain trajectories into your patient management and clinical practice.

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    ECU Online Seminar Series - Pain Trajectories with Iben Axén [CPD 0.5pt/hr]

    • ECU Online Seminar Series - Pain Trajectories with Iben Axén [CPD 0.5 pt/hr]

    • Assessment - ECU Online Seminar Series - Pain Trajectories with Iben Axén [CPD 0.5pt/hr]

Course Learning Outcomes

By the completion of the module, the practitioner will be able to;

1. Be informed on the changing views on low back pain dynamics in the last decades

2. Appreciate what the real recovery rates are for back pain

3. Understand that technological advancements are rapidly improving our understanding of pain patterns and trajectories <

4. Be able to incorporate the concept of pain trajectories in their patient management

CPD Hours/Points = 0.5



Iben Axén

Iben Axén is an Anglo European College of Chiropractic graduate with 28 years of clinical practice experience in Stockholm, Sweden. For most of this time, parallel to clinical practice, she has been involved in research, through a Practice-Based Research Network, and she earned her PhD at Karolinska Institutet in 2011. She was a PostDoc at the University of Southern Denmark, and became an Associate Professor in 2016. For the past three years, she has been Research leader of the Norwegian Chiropractic Research Foundation ELIB (translated: A life in Movement). She is co-Editor-in chief of Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. She is also on the scientific committee of the Swedish Chiropractic Association. Her research is clinical, making use of the PBRN, and she has used a rather novel approach to data collection by frequent text messages (SMS). Research topics include pain trajectories, predictors of treatment outcome and prevention. She was awarded the Junior Research price of the European Chiropractor’s Union in 2010 and the Jean Robert Research Award in 2017. The Swedish chiropractors voted her “chiropractor of the year” in 2011. 5 relevant publications: 1: The Nordic maintenance care program: maintenance care reduces the number of days with pain in acute episodes and increases the length of pain free periods for dysfunctional patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain - a secondary analysis of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial. Eklund A, Hagberg J, Jensen I, Leboeuf-Yde C, Kongsted A, Lövgren P, Jonsson M, Petersen-Klingberg J, Calvert C, Axén I. Chiropr Man Therap. 2020 Apr 21;28(1):19 2: BAck complaints in the elders - chiropractic (BACE-C): protocol of an international cohort study of older adults with low back pain seeking chiropractic care. Jenks AD, Hoekstra T, Axén I, de Luca K, Field J, Newell D, Hartvigsen J, French SD, Koes B, van Tulder MW, Rubinstein SM. Chiropr Man Therap. 2020 Apr 1;28(1):1 3: Association between objectively measured physical behaviour and neck- And/or low back pain: A systematic review. Øverås CK, Villumsen M, Axén I, Cabrita M, Leboeuf-Yde C, Hartvigsen J, Mork PJ. Eur J Pain. 2020 Feb 24 4: Experience of Stress Assessed by Text Messages and Its Association with Objective Workload-A Longitudinal Study. Arapovic-Johansson B, Wåhlin C, Hagberg J, Kwak L, Axén I, Björklund C, Jensen I. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Jan 21;17(3). 5: Chiropractic maintenance care - what’s new? A systematic review of the literature Axén Iben, Hestbaek Lise and Leboeuf-Yde Charlotte Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:63