Dr. Matt Bulman, chiropractor at Sports N Spine, will be participating in a clinical trial in conjunction with the University of Sydney. This trial will use multimodal manual therapy and an internet-based CBT approach for chronic low back pain. You or someone you know may qualify for FREE chiropractic treatment if: 1) You have low back pain persisting for more than 3 months 2) Access to the internet 3) A willingness to try a new treatment approach.
We are looking for up to 10 participants. Please contact us today at 8540 4955 to find out if you qualify and if we can help improve our understanding on treatment approaches to Chronic Low Back Pain.
Look for the following media release in the Marrickville Metro!
Mind Your Back
Back Pain research now recruiting
Researchers at the University of Sydney are looking for people with long standing back pain to be part of its new trial.
Chronic back pain costs the Australian economy $9 billion dollars each year. It is the leading cause of work absenteeism in the world. It is a complex physical and emotional problem that, local chiropractor Matthew Bulman said, leads to ongoing disability and reduced quality of life.
Mr Bulman says that he sees people suffering with chronic back pain every day, and the impact on their emotional state is devastating.
Back pain is usually experienced after an injury, but also after long standing poor posture and poor body mechanics. The emotional impacts of back pain are sometimes felt quite early into an episode of back pain. It is also thought to be a risk factor for chronic back pain.
Less is known about the connection between body and mind in relation to chronic back pain.
Mr Bulman and his colleagues are looking for people to take part in a study that looks into the effects of combining manual therapy (physiotherapy and chiropractic) care with online emotional resilience training.
“Back pain is very common, it is estimated that 80% of people will have back pain at some point in their life,” he said.
“Despite some of the excellent treatments we have, we don’t really have anything that effectively prevents disability when someone has been suffering from chronic back pain.”
“That means when someone has long standing back pain, they are likely to slide into back pain related disability as well as emotional dysfunction and depression,” said Mr Bulman.
The study requires participants to attend free chiropractic treatment sessions in St Peters for up to 8 weeks. Half of the participants will also complete an on-line emotional resilience training program from their home or office.
The study requires that participants have long standing back pain and are able to attend St Peters for up to 12 treatments. All treatment costs are free. If you are aged over 18 and want to take part in the study contact Matthew Bulman on 8540 4955 or email lead researcher John Petrozzi on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.