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Research Progress Related to Back Pain

Research on back pain focuses on:

  • Managing chronic low back pain. The NIH Back Pain Research Consortium (BACPAC) is a patient-centered research initiative to improve understanding of the condition and generate new tools for better targeting of existing and new therapies.
  • Improving treatments for back pain. The Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) compares surgical and nonsurgical approaches for three common back pain conditions.
  • Identifying how inflammatory back pain disorders progress to help prevent the disease from advancing.
  • Treating acute pain and stopping the development of chronic pain.
  • Preventing disability in people who have back pain.

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Toll free: 888-INFO-FDA (888-463-6332)
Website: fda.gov

Drugs@FDA at https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/dafDrugs@FDA is a searchable catalog of FDA-approved drug products. 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Clearinghouse

Website: https://www.ahrq.gov (en inglés)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics

Website: cdc.gov/nchs (en inglés)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Website: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh (en inglés)

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health National Institutes of Health

Website: https://nccih.nih.gov/ (en inglés)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH Neurological Institute

Website: https://www.ninds.nih.gov (en inglés)

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Website: aaos.org (en inglés)

American Chiropractic Association

Website: https://www.acatoday.org (en inglés)

American College of Rheumatology

Website: rheumatology.org (en inglés)

American Osteopathic Association

Website: osteopathic.org (en inglés)

North American Spine Society

Website: https://www.spine.org (en inglés)

Arthritis Foundation

Website: arthritis.org (en inglés)

National Spine Health Foundation

Website: spinehealth.org (en inglés)

If you need more information about available resources in your language or other languages, please visit our webpages below or contact the NIAMS Information Clearinghouse at NIAMSInfo@mail.nih.gov.

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