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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

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):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


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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