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.

Featured Clinical Trial

This Artificial Cervical Disc Clinical Study is for Patients Diagnosed with Degenerative Cervical (Neck) Radiculopathy at One Vertebral Level, from C3 to C7

Neck or arm pain? Do you suffer from arm numbness, tingling and/or weakness? Are you considering an artificial cervical disc? You may be eligible to participate in a clinical research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Spinal Kinetics M6-C artificial cervical disc* compared to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). This study is for patients diagnosed with symptomatic degenerative cervical radiculopathy, with or without spinal cord compression, at one vertebral level. The sponsor of this new clinical study is Spinal Kinetics, Inc.

* Note: the M6-C is limited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to investigational use at selected clinical trial sites only.

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.