How to Make an Appointment for Clinical Trials Unit

The Clinical Trials Unit at the Center for the Study and Treatment of Pain serves to provide patients with the most up to date care by offering the opportunity to participate in cutting edge, phase II-IV research studies. Research opportunities exist for a variety of chronic pain conditions, and new clinical studies are initiated on a regular basis. Participants are provided with access to new medications and technologies, excellent care by our staff, as well as the chance to help the community at large.

If you have any of the following painful conditions you may be eligible to participate:

  • Chronic Low Back Pain
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Low back pain requiring lumbar fusion
  • Non-radiating neck pain
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertebral Fracture

Am I a Candidate?

Each clinical trial has a set of guidelines called eligibility criteria that are used to determine the best candidates for the trial. Some clinical trials seek candidates that are afflicted with the illness or condition being studied, while others require healthy participants.

Researchers want to make sure that the volunteers are similar in key ways to make sure the results of the study are as accurate as possible. Examples of criteria include:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Previous Treatment History
  • Type/Stage of Disease
  • Other Medical Conditions
  • Only the research team of a study can determine eligibility.

If you are interested in participating in clinical studies and would like more information please contact the Clinical Research Coordinator:

Jing Wang, MD, PhD