The goal of common spinal disorders research in the
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine is to improve the current state of knowledge on common spinal disorders, including neck pain, low back pain, disc degeneration
and herniation, and degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis.

The focus is on high quality research and graduate training, which address important back health issues relevant to rehabilitation medicine.

Innovative, efficient study designs, spanning basic science to population health, are used to advance knowledge on the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prognosis and effective clinical management of
common spinal diseases.