what is chronic low back pain?

Chronic low back pain is long-term pain, stiffness, or decreased range and mobility of the back. The causes of this pain can be many things, from injury to osteoarthritis. It is typically characterized by a persistent pain or stiffness and difficulty standing upright for long periods of time. Over the counter medications may not be effective in treating such pain.


  • 18 or older
  • have had persistent low back pain for longer than 6 months
  • Have tried over the counter and/or prescription medication with inadequate relief

If you are eligible for the study, you may receive:

  • Study medication
  • Study-related treatment from a local physician, no insurance needed
  • Monetary reimbursement for time and travel

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