Our current projects

The Büttner-Janz Spinefoundation started the first large project in 2012 by providing expert support and funding to medical students of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, preparing their doctoral theses. International facts and figures from results and research on the human spine were brought together in an online database which was created by the Büttner-Janz Spinefoundation. These data make it possible to produce systematic reviews and meta-analyses to receive top-results about spine related issues as biomechanics, diagnostic procedures, conservative and surgical treatments. 

The second - planned - funding project involves providing expert and financial support for a broadly based questionnaire on the prevalence of spinal problems and associated circumstances. Back pain can seriously affect people's quality of life, their ability to work, and their scope for participating in social relationships. We want to find out why that is, and what measures might offer the most promising hope of a solution. We also want to use the questionnaire to explore the extent to which treatments for spinal problems actually lead to a better quality of life. From the perspective of health promotion, we are further interested in the effectiveness of preventive measures.

A completed funding project involved the German sports aid foundation "Stiftung Deutsche Sporthilfe". The target was to support Germany's competitive sports by learning more about the spines of high-performance athletes. A publication about the survey results was published by the European Spine Journal. Basic results are presented here. The abstract of the publication is here: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00586-015-4210-9 The final result of the doctoral thesis presented by Saskia Sarah Schulz - a former medical student of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin - is magna cum laude.

The Büttner-Janz Spinefoundation is a non-profit organization. For us to be able to pursue the tasks outlined above, we need your support. Please consider making a donation to our account: Büttner-Janz Spinefoundation, Bank für Sozialwirtschaft AG (Oranienburger Strasse 13/14, 10178 Berlin, Germany), BIC (S.W.I.F.T.-Code) BFSWDE33BER, IBAN DE21100205000001298900. You will be helping all those people who stand to benefit from the results of our funding projects, perhaps even you yourself.