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) compared surgical and nonsurgical approaches for three common back pain conditions.
- Identifying personalized nonaddictive therapies for chronic low back pain.
- Identifying how inflammatory back pain disorders progress to help prevent the disease from advancing.
- Treating acute pain and stopping the development of chronic pain.
- Understanding the impact of psychological, social, and epigenomic factors on chronic low back pain.
- Preventing disability in people who have back pain.
For more info
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Clearinghouse
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH Neurological Institute
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Chiropractic Association
American College of Rheumatology
American Osteopathic Association
North American Spine Society
National Spine Health Foundation
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. You can also find a variety of information from organizations that are NIAMS Coalition Members.