The BACk Study - Clinical Trial

What is the Purpose of this Study?

We will schedule you to attend 3 in-person study visits over the course of 6 months. The visits will take place either in Durham, NC or Kannapolis, NC. Each visit involves functional testing, having a small blood draw and providing a urine sample, completing a brief pain assessment, and answering questionnaires about your pain experiences and general wellbeing. After 12 months, we will ask you to fill out some additional questionnaires online.

What is the Condition Being Studied?

Acute Low Back Pain

Who Can Participate in the Study?

Adults ages 18+ who:

  • Have been experiencing low back pain for FOUR or fewer weeks with no specific cause
  • Have an email address and access to a computer

For more information about who can be in this study, please contact the study team at or 919-684-5241.

Age Group

What is Involved?

We are doing this study to understand how different factors, such as pain experiences and inflammation, may affect how acute back pain transitions to chronic back pain.

Study Details

Full Title
Predicting Transitions from Acute to Chronic Low Back Pain
Principal Investigator
Adam Goode
Protocol Number
IRB: PRO00108542
Phase N/A
Enrollment Status
Open for Enrollment