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. 

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.

 

 

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)

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.

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.

Biomarkers for Evaluating Spine Treatments

  • For People with Chronic Low Back Pain


This study aims to learn what treatments are most effective for people based on their unique traits. These treatments may include: medication, talk therapy with a psychologist, physical therapy, or self-care strategies.
 

Biomarkers Study

  • For people with chronic pain.


The goal of this study is to discover biomarkers that will assist in the development of future pain-relieving treatments that are safe and targeted to each person.

 


MOBILE Relief

  • For people with chronic pain who take daily prescription opioids, and have challenges taking opioid medications as prescribed
     

This study involves completing a self-paced, online treatment for chronic pain to see whether the treatment helps reduce pain symptoms and medication-taking difficulties.

Defining Meaningful Change in Chronic Pain Treatment

  • For people with chronic pain
     

The goal of this study is to add patient voices to a project that will help patients and their clinicians work together to treat chronic pain conditions more effectively.

 

 

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