Researchers at Rush University are looking for males and females between the
ages of 18 and 55 who are experiencing low back pain to participate in a National
Institutes of Health study.
This study is designed to determine whether exercise reduces
chronic pain by increasing the body’s natural painkillers (endorphins) and what
effect this has on responses to pain medications. The study consists of 6 laboratory sessions lasting around 3 hours each and possible participation in a 6 week exercise program supervised by a certified personal trainer. The study is expected to occur over a 10-12 week schedule.
Study participation will include administration of a safe, commonly-used drug that
temporarily blocks your body’s natural painkillers, administration of an FDA approved
opioid analgesic, and undergoing a series of brief laboratory pain
• Age 18 - 55
• Experiencing chronic pain of at least 3 months duration
• Are not taking opioid-based pain medication on a regular basis
• Does not do vigorous exercise more than 2 days a week
Participants will be compensated for their time.
For more information or to see if you qualify please call 312 942-1435
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