The Transitions Low Back Pain study will look at how acute back pain may transition to chronic back pain. This study is enrolling participants in Kannapolis and Durham.
Interested in enrolling? If you have experienced low back pain recently and want to see if you qualify, please call the study coordinator at (919) 684-5241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duke Principal Investigator
About the Study
This study is a collaboration between the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and Duke Orthopaedics.
Eligible participants will be asked to:
Complete two study visits in either Kannapolis or Durham
Provide a small blood sample
Complete a brief pain assessment
Answer some questionnaires about your physical, mental, and emotional well-being
Complete a brief physical function assessment (Durham only)
Some participants between 18-40 years of age will be invited to complete MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) in addition to the above study activities (Durham only)
To qualify for this research study, participants should be:
Age 18 or older
Experiencing sudden low back pain with no specific cause in the past four weeks
Participation in the study will last approximately six months, including two visits and online questionnaires.
Compensation will be provided for completed study activities.
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