Pain and Motor Control

NeuroBoB
© Wagner

Chronic back pain is an important scientific field in our group.
Since Heiko was in Jena, KIP, he is working on models and experimental setups to develop a diagnostic toolbox to prevent chronic pain.
Based on these works, and in cooperation with the PIs of a BMBF-grant, we made several studies to understand the altered sensorimotor control because of chronic pain.
These studies showed, e.g. delayed postural reflexes, and impaired visual perception of hurtful actions in patients with chronic low back pain and a body-part specific impairment in the visual recognition of actions in chronic pain patients.

PIs: H. Wagner, K. Boström, M. deLussanet
Cooperations: R. Blickhan, C. Puta, M. Lappe, T. Weiß

de Lussanet, M. H. E., Behrendt, F., Puta, C., Schulte, T. L., Lappe, M., Weiss, T., & Wagner, H. (2013). Impaired visual perception of hurtful actions in patients with chronic low back pain. Hum Mov Sci, 32(5), 938–953.
de Lussanet, M. H. E., Behrendt, F., Puta, C., Weiss, T., Lappe, M., Schulte, T. L., & Wagner, H. (2012). A body-part-specific impairment in the visual recognition of actions in chronic pain patients. Pain, 153(7), 1459–1466.
Liebetrau, A., Puta, C., Anders, C., de Lussanet, M. H. E., & Wagner, H. (2013). Influence of delayed muscle reflexes on spinal stability. Human Movement Science, 32(5), 954–970.
Liebetrau, A., Puta, C., Schinowski, D., Wulf, T., & Wagner, H. (2012). Is there a correlation between back pain and stability of the lumbar spine in pregnancy? : A model-based hypothesis. Schmerz, 26(1), 36–45.
Lükens, J., Boström, K. J., Puta, C., Schulte, T. L., & Wagner, H. (2015). Using ultrasound to assess the thickness of the transversus abdominis in a sling exercise. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 16(1), 203.
Wagner, H. (2013). Tackling the challenges posed by the human dynamic system. Hum Mov Sci, 32(5), 877–879.
Wagner, H., Puta, C., Anders, C., Petrovitch, A., Schilling, N., & Scholle, H. C. (2009). Chronic unspecific back pain - From functional morphology to prevention. Manuelle Medizin, 47(1), 39–51.