Chronic lower back pain can affect many aspects of every day living such as physical ability, activity levels, rest, and sleep. It can compromise the ability to perform household management such as cleaning, cooking, eating, and grooming. It can even affect the quality of socializing outside the home.
The frequency of pain can make any or all of these normal, every day activities turn into an endurance test. Most sufferers prefer to use pain killers such as NSAIDS and opiates since spinal surgery is considered a last resort. However, those medications can result in unpleasant consequences.
The Northwest Clinical Research Center is considering novel, non-addictive immunoglobulin therapies for chronic lower back pain and is currently looking for volunteers to participate.
Potential participants must be:
Ages 18 and up
Experiencing daily pain
Be in relatively good health otherwise
There is no cost to participate in this clinical study. The participant, if they qualify, will receive:
Study related medical care, including x-ray imagery
Complimentary transportation or travel stipend
In addition, study related compensation may be available