On September 25, Laura Stone gave a talk on some of the latest research that is advancing the understanding of chronic low back pain. After her talk, there was a panel discussion featuring:
- Jason Beneciuk, University of Florida, Gainesville, US
- David Seminowicz, University of Maryland, Baltimore, US
- Cindy Steinberg, U.S. Pain Foundation and Massachusetts Pain Initiative, Boston, US
- Helene Langevin, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, US (moderator)
Stone's talk covered:
- the impact of chronic low back pain on individuals and society;
- the role of intervertebral disc degeneration and neuroplasticity in chronic low back pain;
- the effects of pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapeutic interventions in preclinical models and clinical correlates;
- the implications for mechanism-based treatment.
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