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Welcome To The Mind Body Chronic
Back Pain Study

You may be eligible for a new medication-free, virtual study offered through Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, using a mind-body approach to reduce or eliminate pain and other symptoms.

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About Us

A free virtual study is offered through Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School.

People with chronic pain often continue to suffer after traditional interventions such as medications, surgery, and/or physical therapy. Our study investigates the use of a mind-body approach to help break the pain-generating cycle between the mind and body.
  • What Is The Intervention?
    A virtual course involving one-on-one sessions with study staff and/or group discussion sessions. In these sessions participants will learn and practice various mind body techniques aimed at alleviating back pain.
  • Why Participate In The Study?
    Traditional treatments for chronic pain such as medications, surgery and/or physical therapy often don't work. We intend to see if a new mind-body therapy will improve pain and quality of life
  • Who Qualifies For The Study?
    People over the age of 18 with chronic back pain (pain at least three days a week for 3 months) Exclusion Criteria: - Patients < 18 years of age - Patients > 67 years of age
  • Where Is This Study Held?
    Classes will be held on a virtual platform
  • What Are The Eligible States For This Study?
    Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.
  • When Does The Study Start?
    The study recruits interested participants on a rolling basis. We are constantly seeking interested people. The treatment intervention is provided several times a year.
  • Does It Cost Money To Participate?
    No. The study does not charge participants. Materials are provided for free. Participants are provided with a small stipend associated with survey completion.
  • How Long Is The Study?
    The intervention lasts up to twelve weeks with sessions being held either once or twice a week. Each session lasts approximately 1.5 - 2 hours.
  • Who Funded The Study?
    This study is funded through an open philanthropic grant provided by Adam D'Angelo.

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

BIDMC is a world-class teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and is located in the heart of Boston. We are passionate about caring for our patients like they are family, finding new cures, using the finest and the latest technologies, and teaching and inspiring caregivers of tomorrow. We put people at the center of everything we do, because we believe in medicine that puts people first.

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