Study opportunity: Seeking people with chronic low back pain and depression or anxiety symptoms

Nov 19, 2021 | W. Michael Hooten, M.D. | @wmichaelhootenmd | Comments (18)

Principal Investigator: Dr. W. Michael Hooten. M.D.

IRB # 20-010302

The Mayo Clinic pain clinic in Rochester, MN is seeking volunteers with chronic back pain and depression or anxiety symptoms to potentially participate in an eight-month research study. We are conducting research on effective treatment interventions for patients who suffer from chronic low back pain and depression or anxiety symptoms.

You might be eligible to participate in this study if you are 18-75 years old, suffering from chronic low back pain for at least 6 months, and suffering from depression or anxiety symptoms. This eight month study includes four research visits to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, weekly online surveys about your pain, and physical therapy and antidepressant medication depending on your group assignment.

For more information, please contact the study coordinator at 507-422-0582 or Stoltenberg.Anita@mayo.edu

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I am interested in your study but I am 90 years old. I have serious low back pain that MAYO has been treating for many years. Also have the other symptoms

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I am 73 with chronic LBP and depression for probably 20 years+

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I am 48 yrs old and have lived with anxiety and depression for over 30 years. The LBP comes and goes.

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I am interested but live in Rhode Island. Can this be done remotely?

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Not sure I meet all your your requirements, but had a mini stoke when I was 25 , put me on Xanax I guess to fool the brain to think didn't have one and seems like it worked , my back is shot L-1to L-7 from racing I suppose , and now cirrhosis, you guys could just fix me up lol . Well if there's anything I could help with be glad to ! Mike

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I am interested. I have low back chronic pain for 20 years and depression for the past 4 years.

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@gcranor

I am interested. I have low back chronic pain for 20 years and depression for the past 4 years.

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Would like to be in your study. Am 75 have anxiety and depression from nontreatable pain

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4 all expenses paid trips from Adelaide, South Australia to Rochester, Minnesota sounds great!

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Any studies about anxiety issues after laminectomy or other back pain surgery. Had minimal anxiety pre-surgery. Now it’s worse than my surgery recovery process. Especially digestive issues seem to kick it off. ? Body position during surgery and/or intubation?

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Hi all, thank you for your interest in this study.

@azbob1, unfortunately the study eligibility is for 18-75 years.

@laughwithme and @suff2say, the study requires in-person appointments at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

@wstobaugh @dawnengelmathison @mikej @gcranor @user_ch98d0b5c @arbeeo, if you think you meet the eligibility criteria and can attend appointments at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, please contact Anita, the study coordinator, by phone 507-422-0582 or email Stoltenberg.Anita@mayo.edu

I also invite all of you to connect with others dealing with lower back pain in the Spine Health support group here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/spine-health/

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@colleenyoung I will be emailing you regarding this study. Thank you!

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@mikej

Not sure I meet all your your requirements, but had a mini stoke when I was 25 , put me on Xanax I guess to fool the brain to think didn't have one and seems like it worked , my back is shot L-1to L-7 from racing I suppose , and now cirrhosis, you guys could just fix me up lol . Well if there's anything I could help with be glad to ! Mike

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I tried Mayo Rochester as a last resort and they couldn’t help any more than my primary care doctor. 2 weeks there in hotels for testing all at our expense that all had just been done in Michigan. No diagnosis and still in intolerable pain. Now my GI wants me to go to Cleveland Clinic. I am just way to done right now to start with yet another facility that is going to want to redo all testing. When in the heck can I get some or ANY RELIEF! Mayo didn’t even seem to try. So depressing.

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