Stanford Center for Back Pain

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT02503475

Purpose

The purpose of the Stanford Center for Back Pain is to investigate and characterize the mechanisms of four treatments for chronic low back pain. These interventions (research treatment) include real-time fMRI neurofeedback, mindfulness based stress reduction, cognitive behavioral therapy, and acupuncture treatment. The investigators plan to characterize both mechanisms of treatment effects and efficacy.

Official Title

Stanford Center for Back Pain

Stanford Investigator(s)

Sean Mackey, M.D., Ph.D.
Sean Mackey, M.D., Ph.D.

Redlich Professor, Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine and, by courtesy, of Neurology

Beth Darnall
Beth Darnall

Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult Pain) and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry & Psychology (Adult))

Rachel Manber, PhD
Rachel Manber, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult)

Eligibility

Inclusion Criteria:

* English Fluency
* Chronic Low Back Pain as defined by NIH task-force or Healthy Controls

Exclusion Criteria:

* MRI contraindications
* Pregnant or planning to become pregnant
* Medical conditions that would interfere with study procedures, at the discretion of the study team
* Neurologic disorder, history of seizures, stroke, or brain abnormalities, which would interfere with brain integrity, at the discretion of the study team.
* Mental health conditions or treatment for mental health problems that would interfere with study procedures, at the discretion of the study team.
* Other project specific criteria may apply.

Intervention(s):

behavioral: CBT or MBSR

other: Real-Time fMRI

device: Acupuncture

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Corinne Jung, PhD
650-724-0522