Clinical Trials: Directory and Information on Back Pain Trials

Clinical Trials

The goal of a Clinical trial is to test the safety and efficacy of new drugs and medical devices before they are released to the general public.

To help patients researching or enrolling in a clinical trial, we have compiled a combination of information resources and clinical research studies actively recruiting patients for conditions related to back pain, neck pain and leg pain.

Clinical Trials FAQ

What is a clinical trial?

A clinical trial is research using human volunteers to answer a specific health question. For example, "does this new treatment provide more pain relief than a currently used treatment?"

Why participate in a trial?

For eligible participants, a clinical trial can provide access to new back pain treatments before they are commercially available and access to physicians at leading health care facilities during the trial. Risks include: ineffective treatment and possible mild to severe side effects of the experimental treatment.

Am I a candidate?

Each clinical trial listed here includes specific inclusion criteria (that allow someone to participate) and exclusion criteria (that disallow someone from participating). Interested individuals should carefully review these basic requirements before contacting a physician or center participating in a particular clinical trial.