Chronic Low Back Pain
About Chronic Low Back Pain
If you suffer with low back pain or other forms of chronic pain, you are not alone. Nearly everyone at some point has pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. Chronic pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States – only headache is more common. Fortunately, most occurrences of pain go away within a few days. With chronic low back pain, this is often not the case.
Common Causes of Low Back Pain
There are several possible causes of chronic low back pain. Research participants may have back pain stemming from one of the causes listed below:
✓ Accident or sports injury
✓ Overuse of muscles
✓ Compression fracture
✓ Herniated disc
✓ Bulging disc
✓ Spinal Degeneration
Common Symptoms of Low Back Pain
Some of the symptoms of back pain may manifest in different ways. You may qualify for the study if you are experiencing pain that is described by one or more of the symptoms listed below:
✓ Feels dull or sharp
✓ Feels like it is burning
✓ Be felt at a single point or over a broad area
✓ Occur gradually or all of the sudden
✓ Causes pain, numbness or tingling in the legs.
Clinical Research Study for Back Pain
NWCRC is conducting a clinical trial evaluating if an investigational medication is effective for chronic pain. Study participants will be seen regularly by a physician for evaluations and care at NO COST. For more information about this clinical trial complete the questionnaire or contact our office at (425) 453-0404.