Functional MRI Neural Correlates of Medication Efficacy in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain
Duloxetine has recently been shown to be effective in reducing the pain in chronic pain patients. Duloxetine is known to exert a central mechanism, however the precise human brain structures responsible for mediating its pain-relieving properties are not known. We will use functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI) to investigate the neural and functional correlates of pain.
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- drug : duloxetine
- drug : Placebo
Ages Eligible For Study:
- Males aged 18-60 - Back Pain - Must be able to comply with study visit schedule and other study requirements - Capable of performing the experimental tasks