Study Details

The study is being run through Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School
We are doing this study because people with chronic pain often continue to suffer after traditional interventions such as medications, surgery, and/or physical therapy

What: Mind body approaches are behavioral treatments focused on breaking the pain-generating cycle between the mind and body

Free Study: There is no cost associated with the study all materials will be paid for and parking will be validated. There is a small stipend associated with participating. 

The Intervention: The therapy will involve 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. 

Length: Sessions will occur once or twice a week for a minimum of 6 weeks. 

Funding: This study is funded through an open philanthropic grant provided by Adam D'Angelo. 

Eligibility: Those with chronic back pain are eligible to participate. 

Where: Classes will be held on a virtual platform.

Exclusion Criteria: 

- Patients  < 18 years of age
- Patients > 67 years of age

- diagnosed organic disease as cause of pain

- diagnosis of significant psychiatric co-morbidity