Research

Participate in a Research Study on Chronic Low Back Pain

You may be a candidate for this study if:

  • You are 18 years of age or older, and
  • You have had low back pain for a duration of three months or longer

Each eligible patient who chooses to participate in this research study will undergo a low back examination and receive custom-made shoe orthotics with or without chiropractic manipulations. The examinations and treatments involved in this study are at no cost to the subject.

For more information, please complete the form below or call the Clinical Studies Office at (630) 889-6849.

Research Volunteer

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Ex. Weekdays, weekends, mornings, afternoons, evenings, after 5pm, etc.


Approximately 85% of the U.S. population will experience back pain at some point in their life. Even low levels of back pain can reduce a person's quality of life. However, treatment can be costly and time consuming.

Researchers at the National University of Health Sciences, have conducted several studies on the effectiveness of chiropractic care for chronic low back pain. One of the most recent NUHS studies indicated that chronic low back pain patients may experience relief from pain and disability after using custom-made shoe orthotics for a period of 6 weeks (Cambron et. al. 2011). A larger study is needed to verify these results; therefore, the researchers at NUHS are initiating a new research study on chronic low back pain.


Cambron JA, Duarte M, Dexheimer J, Solecki T. Shoe Orthotics for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. Manipulative Physiol Ther 2011; 34: 254-260.

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