The Stanford Center for Back Pain is currently enrolling participants.

The Stanford Center for Back Pain is a nationally-funded center studying evidence-based, non-drug treatments for chronic low back pain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Acupuncture.   

Our research team includes experts in the field of Pain Medicine, Neuroscience, Psychology, Behavioral Sciences, and Psychiatry. We are working together with a common mission to better understand how different therapies work for the individual suffering with chronic low back pain. It is our hope that our research will have a large impact on treatments for chronic low back pain in the future. Understanding mechanisms (how the treatment works and for whom), provides us with a unique opportunity to begin personalizing treatments to the individual suffering with chronic low back pain.

Principal Investigators: Sean Mackey, MD, PhD,  James Gross, PhDRachel Manber, PhD

Sponsor: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Study procedures are AT NO COST and you may be compensated for participation.