Explore Studies Currently Enrolling Participants

We have a number of research studies that are enrolling participants both with and without chronic pain. You can learn more about each study below. Click on the project link for a more detailed description of each study and to find out if you may be eligible to participate. 

EMPOWER

  • For people with chronic pain who are taking prescription opioids

The Effective Management of Pain and Opioid-Free Ways to Enhance Relief (EMPOWER) Study utilizes proven methods to deliver optimal patient care. We are comparing ways to help patients who take prescription opioids for chronic pain reduce their health risks without increasing their pain!

VALUE Study

  • For people with chronic pain who are currently taking opioids

 

The VALUE Study aims to bring forward the patient voice and experience about prescription opioids to inform future research.

 

 

Chronic Pain (Currently Taking Opioids)

  • For people with chronic pain who are currently taking opioids

 

The goal of our single session class is to teach you pain management skills and possibly reduce your medication use.

 


 

Stress and Pain Medicine Study

  • For people with chronic pain who are on prescription opioids


This study investigates potential factors affecting pain medication use to develop better pain management strategies.

 

 

 


PET-MRI Scan for Chronic Lower Back Pain

  • For people with chronic lower back pain

 

The aim of this study is to examine the effect of chronic low back pain and pain medication on the brain. Participants will undergo neuropsychological testing, neurosensory testing, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and/or positron emission tomography (PET) and complete surveys.

MRI Scan for Chronic Lower Back Pain (Currently Taking Opioids)

  • For people with chronic lower back pain who are currently taking opioids

 

This study aims to learn how chronic pain and long-term opioid usage affect the brain’s response to pain.

 

 

Brain and Spinal Cord MRI for Cervical Radiculopathy

  • For people with chronic neck pain and a pinched nerve in the neck (cervical radiculopathy)

 

This study aims to better understand and treat chronic neck pain using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 

 

 

MRI Brain and Spinal Cord Study for Fibromyalgia

  • For women with fibromyalgia

 

This study uses brain and spinal cord MRI studies to better understand pain processing mechanisms.

 




Low-Dose Naltrexone for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

  • For people with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)

 

This will be the first official study of the effectiveness of Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN) for CRPS. All participants will be given the opportunity to receive LDN treatment at no cost.

 

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

  • For people with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)

 

This study tests if Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, can reduce pain related to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)

Mood and Postoperative Pain (MAP-Pain)

  • For people undergoing surgery

 

This trial follows patients throughout their recovery process comparing an intervention with enhanced usual care.

 

 

Virtual Empowered Relief Study

  • For people with chronic pain who are taking Methadone or Buprenorphine

 

This study investigates the effect of a virtual empowered relief course on chronic pain. 

 

 

 

 

Not sure what study you are eligible for? Fill out our general survey here.