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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Forced Convection as a Rehabilitation Strategy for Arresting Low Back Pain
Principal Investigator:

Eric H Ledet

Location: Albany, NY
Congressional District Code: 21
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: March 2017 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $103,482
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Low back and neck pain are the leading cause of chronic disability world-wide and they are among the most prevalent chronic musculoskeletal conditions in the United States Military and Veteran populations. Physical therapy and rehabilitation are effective at eliminating acute symptoms in most patients, but the number of patients with recurring back and neck pain is also high. Most commonly, back and neck pain are associated with degeneration of the intervertebral disc. The disc is avascular and...

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