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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Optimizing Outcomes for Older Veterans with Chronic Low back Pain Syndrome: Aging Back Clinics
Principal Investigator:

Debra K. Weiner

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Congressional District Code: 14
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $268,842
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The purpose of the proposed clinical trial is to improve the care of older Veterans (age 65+) with chronic low back pain (CLBP, i.e., low back pain for at least 6 months on at least half the days). Current CLBP care is limited by being either overly spine-focused or generically prescribed. Spine-focused care often targets degenerative disease of the lumbar spine (e.g., degenerative disc/facet disease, disc bulge) that is nearly ubiquitous in older adults, even those who are pain-free. Generic CL...

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