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, necessary treatment can be costly and time consuming.
Researchers at the National University of Health Sciences (NUHS), a not for profit educational and research institution in Lombard, 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 6 week period (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.
Each eligible patient who chooses to participate in this research study will undergo a low back examination and receive custom-made shoe orthotics. In addition, some patients may also receive chiropractic manipulation. All exams and treatments received as part of the study are at no cost to the subject. If you are 18 years of age or older and you have had low back pain for a duration of three months or longer, you may be a candidate for this research study.
For more information, please call the Clinical Studies Office at (630) 889-6849 or complete an online form requesting participation details.
(Cambron JA, Duarte M, Dexheimer JM, Solecki T. Shoe Orthotics for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. Manipulative Physiol Ther 2011; 34: 254-260.)