January 9, 2009 — Northwestern Health Sciences University’s Wolfe-Harris Center for Excellence is currently looking for 45 more subjects to participate in the Integrative Care for Low Back Pain study. Recruitment is expected to be completed in the spring or summer of 2009, with 200 participants.
In the Integrative Care for Low Back Pain study, participants are randomly assigned to receive individualized treatment from either chiropractors or a multidisciplinary team of providers, according to Legendre. The integrative care regimen may involve chiropractic care, exercise therapy, acupuncture, Oriental medicine, massage therapy, medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, or self-care education. Each subject will receive 12 weeks of treatment.
The study is being funded through a $1.2 million grant provided by the U.S. Health Services and Resources Administration. Northwestern was notified of the financial award for the study in the fall of 2006, and began enrolling participants in May 2007. After recruitment goals are met, data collection will continue for an additional year.
If you are interested in participating in the lower back pain study, please call 952-886-7598.
Source: Northwestern Health Sciences University, www.nwhealth.edu/nwtoday/index.html