Currently Enrolling Studies
Chronic Low Back Pain with Osteoarthritis - RECRUITING new patients for this study
Chronic low back pain is the second leading cause of disability in the United States today. It is generally
defined as back pain that persists more than 12 weeks and is a symptom that can have many different
causes. Given the lack of specific diagnosis in most cases, treatments are aimed at relieving pain and
restoring normal activity.
Lumbar Radiculopathy - RECRUITING new patients for this study
Your lower back is made up of 5 lumbar vertebrae (bones) which surround and protect your spinal cord.
Nerves travel along your spinal cord, sending information back and forth from your brain to other parts of
your body. In between the vertebrae are flat, flexible discs that act as shock absorbers when you walk, run or
jump. These discs have a flexible outer ring and a soft gel-like center. When a disc's gel-like center pushes
through a weakened area of the disc it is called a herniated/slipped/ruptured disc. The gel may place
pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerves. This "pinches" the nerve and can lead to leg pain. The purpose
of this study is to evaluate the reduction of disc herniation and associated leg pain with the administration of
an investigational drug.
EARLY ALZHEIMER'S - RECRUITING new patients for this study
CRPS - Coming Soon
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, also know as CRPS, is a rare, chronic (long term) and progressive condition
characterized by severe pain, inflammation and changes in the skin. Patients commonly describe the pain as a
burning sensation, which affects one of the arms, legs, hands or feet. CRPS used to be known as Reflex
Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), however when possible causes of CRPS were later discovered, the name was
changed. Experts are not sure what causes CRPS. We know that injury or surgery may have occurred before the
onset of symptoms. However in many cases, no previous injury took place and there is no evidence of
neurological or physical damage to the affected area. There are two types of CRPS:
1) CRPS Type 1 - used to be known as RSD, Sudeck's Atrophy, Reflex Neurovascular Dystrophy, or
Algoneurodystrophy. No damage has occurred. It is triggered by an apparent trivial injury, such as a fractured or
2) CRPS Type 2 - used to be known as Causalgia. This is triggered by a more serious injury, such as a broken bone or
some surgical operation. It may also be caused by a serious infection. In all cases there is clear evidence that
nerve damage has occurred.
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