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Henrik Bjarke Vægter obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2015 from the Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University. He received his bachelor degree within Physiotherapy from University College Sealand, Denmark in 2004 and acquired a MSc degree within Pain Management in 2010 (Edinburgh University). He is currently head of the Pain Research Group within Pain Center South, University Hospital Odense, Denmark and holds a postdoc position at the Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark. His work focuses primarily on assessment of pain sensitivity and pain modulatory mechanisms in humans, but also psychosocial factors, and pain-related comorbidities in patients with chronic pain. With a PhD within Pain Neuroscience and a MSc degree in Pain Management, he has a strong understanding of several aspects of pain including the influence of biopsychosocial factors in the experience of pain and concurrent management of chronic pain. In addition, Henrik has developed and implemented a clinical pain registry in several public pain clinics in Denmark to facilitated patient involvement in clinical decision making as well as qualitative and research projects on chronic pain in DK. During the last 3 years he has established several national and international collaborations on pain research including collaborations with research groups in Norway, Germany, Australia and USA.

Research areas

I have a background as a physio therapist and a Master degree in Pain Management. I am currently employed here at the University Hospital Pain Center in Odense, Denmark where one of my primary interest as clinical researcher is to study how different pain outcomes are affected by exercise. I am particularly interested in understanding which factors that influence the inconsistent response to exercise in individuals with chronic pain, with some individuals reporting hypoalgesia and some reporting hyperalgesia after exercise.  



Research areas

  • Anaestesiology
  • Pain Research

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Research Output 2010 2019

Alterations in pro-nociceptive and anti-nociceptive mechanisms in patients with low back pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis

McPhee, M. E., Vaegter, H. B. & Graven-Nielsen, T., 1. Nov 2019, In : Pain.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Low Back Pain
Population Density
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Control Groups

Assessing Endogenous Pain Inhibition: Test-Retest Reliability of Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia in Local and Remote Body Parts After Aerobic Cycling

Gomolka, S., Vaegter, H. B., Nijs, J., Meeus, M., Gajsar, H., Hasenbring, M. I. & Titze, C., 18. Jun 2019, In : Pain Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Human Body
Reproducibility of Results
Pain Threshold

Cause-specific mortality of patients with severe chronic pain referred to a multidisciplinary pain clinic: a cohort register-linkage study

Vaegter, H. B., Støten, M., Silseth, S. L., Erlangsen, A., Handberg, G., Sondergaard, S. & Stenager, E., Jan 2019, In : Scandinavian Journal of Pain. 19, 1, p. 93-99

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Pain Clinics
Chronic Pain
Confidence Intervals
Cause of Death

Changing the Narrative in Diagnosis and Management of Pain in the Sacroiliac Joint Area

Palsson, T. S., Gibson, W., Darlow, B., Bunzli, S., Lehman, G., Rabey, M., Moloney, N., Vaegter, H. B., Bagg, M. K. & Travers, M., 29. Jul 2019, In : Physical Therapy.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Sacroiliac Joint
Pain Management
Patient Education
Low Back Pain
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Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia After Isometric Wall Squat Exercise: A Test-Retest Reliabilty Study

Vaegter, H. B., Lyng, K. D., Yttereng, F. W., Christensen, M. H., Sørensen, M. B. & Graven-Nielsen, T., Jan 2019, In : Pain Medicine. 20, 1, p. 129–137

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Exercise Test
Pain Threshold
Reproducibility of Results

Projects 2017 2022

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