025- Chiropractic Maintenance Care with Andreas Eklund, DC, PhD

Dr. Eklund and I discuss topics such as: the effect and cost-effectiveness of Chiropractic Maintenance Care (MC) in a population with recurrent and persistent LBP, the demarcation of a LBP episode, psychological and behavioral characteristics of chiropractic patients compared to the other primary care patients, and predictive properties of the West-Haven Yale Multidimensional Pain Inventory (MPI-S) among patients with recurrent and persistent LBP receiving chiropractic care.

Andreas Eklund, DC, PhD graduated from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic 2002 and was in full time Chiropractic practice up until 2012 when he was enrolled in a PhD program at Karolinska Institutet.

In 2015 he was a co-founder of a multidisciplinary rehab unit, which today employs 23 persons working as an integrated team of health professionals, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Dietitians, and massage therapists.
He earned his PhD degree in 2016, and the title of his thesis was “Recurrent and persistent low back pain – course and prevention”. He currently works as a post Doc at Karolinska Institutet along with his clinical duties. At the moment he also serves as the chair of the scientific committee of the Swedish Chiropractic Association.

See Dr. Eklund’s profile at researchgate.

Below are the articles we discussed in this interview:

1. Absence of low back pain to demarcate an episode: a prospective multicentre study in primary care.
Eklund A, Jensen I, Lohela-Karlsson M, Leboeuf-Yde C, Axén I.
Chiropr Man Therap. 2016 Feb 18;24:3. doi: 10.1186/s12998-016-0085-z. eCollection 2016.
PMID: 26893824 [PubMed] Free PMC Article
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2. Do psychological and behavioral factors classified by the West Haven-Yale Multidimensional Pain Inventory (Swedish version) predict the early clinical course of low back pain in patients receiving chiropractic care?
Eklund A, Bergström G, Bodin L, Axén I.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016 Feb 12;17:75. doi: 10.1186/s12891-016-0933-y.
PMID: 26867930 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
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3. Psychological and behavioral differences between low back pain populations: a comparative analysis of chiropractic, primary and secondary care patients.
Eklund A, Bergström G, Bodin L, Axén I.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015 Oct 19;16:306. doi: 10.1186/s12891-015-0753-5.
PMID: 26483193 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
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4. Prevention of low back pain: effect, cost-effectiveness, and cost-utility of maintenance care – study protocol for a randomized clinical trial.
Eklund A, Axén I, Kongsted A, Lohela-Karlsson M, Leboeuf-Yde C, Jensen I.
Trials. 2014 Apr 2;15:102. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-102.
PMID: 24690201 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
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