How Meditation Reduces Chronic Low Back Pain and Opioid Use By Changing the Brain
We are comparing two different forms of meditation-based group therapy versus usual care for people taking opioids to alleviate chronic low back pain. In this study, you may be randomly selected to participate in one of two different forms of meditation-based group therapy (8 weekly sessions), or to continue with your usual low back pain care. You will participate in a pain challenge where you have your brain scanned while you practice meditation to reduce discomfort caused by heat delivered by a safe scientific instrument. You will be compensated for your participation.
- All genders
- Over 18 years old
- Volunteers with special conditions
- In Person
Who can participate?
Gender: All genders
Age: Over 18 years old
Volunteers: Volunteers with special conditions
Location: In Person
- Chronic low back pain
- Taking opioids for pain relief for 90 days or longer
Will I be paid for my time?