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2022 Oct 31

Pain Med

Biomechanical Phenotyping of Chronic Low Back Pain: Protocol for BACPAC.


Adam Quirk D, Johnson ME, Anderson DE, Smuck M, Sun R, Matthew R, Bailey J, Marras WS, Bell KM, Darwin J, Bowden AE
Pain Med. 2022 Oct 31.
PMID: 36315101.


Biomechanics represents the common final output through which all biopsychosocial constructs of back pain must pass, making it a rich target for phenotyping. To exploit this feature, several sites within the NIH Back Pain Consortium (BACPAC) have developed biomechanics measurement and phenotyping tools. The overall aims of this paper were to: 1) provide a narrative review of biomechanics as a phenotyping tool; 2) describe the diverse array of tools and outcome measures that exist within BACPAC; and 3) highlight how leveraging these technologies with the other data collected within BACPAC may elucidate the relationship between biomechanics and other metrics used to characterize low back pain (LBP).