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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I21RX003300-01A1
Title: The assessment of lower back mechanical behavior and spinal loads in veterans with non-specific low back pain: a feasibility study
Principal Investigator:

Babak Bazrgari

Location: Lexington, KY
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: June 2020 - May 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $100,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$200,000
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Low back pain (LBP) is strongly associated with opioid consumption among veterans, and improved clinical management of LBP is likely to reduce reliance on opioid among veterans. Up to 60% of patients with an acute episode of non-specific LBP experience either symptom persistence or symptom relapse within one year. This is likely an indication of a failure in addressing the underlying mechanisms of pain or initiation of a new etiology; both may stem from a mismatch between patients and treatments...



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