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Spinal pain research - volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for a research project designed to help improve understanding and management of a range of spinal conditions.

The spine register project aims to gather a database of individuals with spinal pain complaints (neck, mid-spine and low back) in order to improve and optimise management of a range of spinal conditions.

The aim is to:
  • actively involve individuals whom the research is intended to benefit;
  • support communication of new findings in spine pain and rehabilitation to those to whom it matters most;
  • invite participation in projects using state-of-the-art equipment.
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Who can be Included on the register? 

Any individual over the age of 18 years with a spine complaint is welcome to join the register.  A spine complaint could include any or all areas of the spine. Participants currently being recruited for ethically approved research projects will be invited to join the database.

The research project brings together BCHC physiotherapists working in partnership with the Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain (CPR Spine) at the University of Birmingham to advance the understanding of spinal complaints.

Advanced physiotherapist Jon Price said: "We are very pleased to be involved in this important project with CPR Spine and would encourage anyone with pain in the neck, mid-spine and lower back to volunteer for inclusion in the register.

"It's a great opportunity to learn more about spinal pain and rehabilitation, and also help shape research projects being done by the team."

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