Meet our new PAB Member, Koert Hommel

Meet our new PAB Member Koert Hommel!

Koert Hommel has a background in travel industry and international cooperation. He worked at JoHo’s marketing department and coordinated several youth talent development programs, together with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Currently Koert is unemployed due to chronic lower back issues. He has been experiencing lower back pain since he was a student at BUAS University, back in 1995. Between 2012 and 2018 he had several hernia and spinal fusion surgeries (L4/L5 and L5/S1). Koert is a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen and he likes to make music himself with his two bands. Besides that, he shares chronic pain stories on his own blogsite

Why Koert joined iPSpine:

“Dealing with chronic pain is a lot about reinventing yourself. Breaking old habits and finding new meaning in life. As a world citizen I am always interested in international projects. Within the iPSpine project my back pain issues and international perspective come together. I will do my utmost to share my patient views with iPSpine research staff and project members”.

Read Koert’s full story here: