Aim of the project:
The PREVENT Study is a large, government funded (NHMRC) clinical trial that aims to help people recover early from their low back pain. The study, will recruit 202 participants over the next 2 years (2014-2016), providing a definitive evaluation of the efficacy of a promising new treatment designed to prevent chronic low back pain. If found to be favourable, these results will fundamentally change the way acute low back pain is managed in primary care.
Why are we doing this project?
We are proposing that, rather than waiting to treat patients who already have chronic low back pain, much better outcomes are likely to be achieved if we intervene early to reduce the risk of developing chronic low back pain after an acute episode.
What would be required of me?
As part of our PREVENT study, participants will meet with a pain clinician for an examination and two one-hour consultations to discuss their condition.
Participation is completely free to you and you do not need to change anything you are currently doing for your low back pain.
How can I participate?
Please contact the Pain@NeuRA research team:
Phone: 02 9399 1627