Lumbosacral Radiculopathy Study available for qualified participants
JBR Clinical Research is looking for subjects that suffer from neuropathic pain from Lumbosacral Radiculopathy.
Is Lumbosacral Radiculopathy pain affecting your life?
Why participate in this clinical research study?
– Clinical studies are what allow all medications to come to market, including drugs that treat pain, infections, and various medical conditions. Without clinical studies, no medications would be available for use and they are only possible with the help of participants like you. Compensation varies by study and time involved, and whether you complete all visits and procedures in the study. Every volunteer study at JBR Clinical Research is approved and monitored by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to make sure the risks are as low as possible and are worth any potential benefits to the volunteer.
What to expect.
We are conducting a study to determine if an epidural injection in the spine reduces neuropathic pain from Lumbosacral Radiculopathy or “Sciatica” (pain that radiates down the legs from the lower back). Patients that qualify for the study will have one screening visit, a 4-day inpatient stay, and 7 to 9 outpatient visits depending on which group you are in. Participants that qualify for the study may receive no cost investigational injection to help treat pain that is tested against a placebo, study related care, and compensation up to $1,575 for their time and travel.
In order to be considered for this lumbosacral radiculopathy study, please fill out and submit your information on the form.
LUMBOSACRAL RADICULOPATHY STUDY DETAILS
Who Can Participate?
- 18-75 years old
- Male or Female
- BMI must be < 35kg
- Pain needs to radiate to the lower extremities
- Must have had the pain for at least 6 months
Participants May Receive:
- Compensation up to $1,575 for time and travel
- No cost investigational injection
- Study related care
State of the Art Facilities
JBR Clinical Research is Utah’s premier clinical research organization. For over 30 years, we’ve helped improve the quality of life for everyone by researching new medications and treatments. Our state-of-the-art facilities are held to the highest standards of cleanliness and quality.
Board Certified Physicians
Your safety and comfort is our greatest concern. Every procedure at JBR Clinical Research is overseen by expert medical staff and performed by some of the most well-respected board-certified physicians in the industry, each with many years of experience in their respective specialties.
FDA Approved Procedures
Rest assured, you are not signing up for an “experimental” procedure. JBR Clinical Research only performs FDA approved procedures as if you were at any other hospital or clinic. Our research is focused on the pain medication associated with that procedure.
What is Lumbosacral Radiculopathy?
Lumbosacral radiculopathy is a condition in which a disease process affects the function of one or more lumbosacral nerve roots. The most common cause is disc herniation or degenerative spinal stenosis leading to root compression. This can manifest as pain, numbness, or weakness of the buttock and leg. This causes pain in the leg rather than in the lumbar spine.
What causes Lumbosacral Radiculopathy?
There are many potential causes of radiculopathy, including poor lifting technique, poor posture, and back injuries. Radiculopathy can be caused by a variety of conditions or injuries, including: a herniated disc, when a disc protrudes, compressing the nerve root. sciatica.
What is the difference between sciatica and lumbosacral radiculopathy?
Radiculopathy refers to nerve irritation caused by damage to the disc between the vertebrae. … When nerves are irritated in the low back from degenerative disc disease, the condition is called lumbar radiculopathy, and it often causes the commonly recognized “sciatica” pain that shoots down a lower extremity.
If you are interested in finding out if you could be a candidate the study, please fill out the form on this page.
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