This trial is evaluating whether Telehealth Mindfulness Program will improve 3 primary outcomes, 6 secondary outcomes, and 5 other outcomes in patients with Low Back Pain. Measurement will happen over the course of 3 months after discharge from the emergency department..
This trial requires 30 total participants across 2 different treatment groups
This trial involves 2 different treatments. Telehealth Mindfulness Program is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.
There is a large proportion of individuals who suffer from non-specific low back pain and those with persistent back pain. Both of them have high levels of psychiatric comorbidities. The psychological comorbidity of back pain should be addressed when treating patients.
Low [back pain](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/back-pain) is one of the leading causes of primary care visits and may be associated with pain intensity, disability and depressive symptoms. More knowledge is needed about back pain from the perspectives of both the patient and the practitioner.
Even though LBP can be successfully managed, some patients may experience disability due to the chronic LBP. Hence, a cure for LBP has yet to be found. However, there are various approaches that can help with disability and pain, including behavioral therapy and spinal manipulation. There are also clinical trials to explore whether it is possible to cure LBP. Power: can help find an available clinical trial near you.
A large number of nonoperative therapies, medications, and treatments are used to manage low back pain. There still is no good evidence to show that one treatment is more effective than another.
Each year, 9.2 million Americans are diagnosed with low back pain. The number of people with low back pain has been increasing and is becoming a significant public health issue. Topics for future research should examine the effects of age and sociodemographic (income, education, race/ethnicity, and ethnicity) disparities on low back pain.
There are many signs and symptoms of low back and neck pain. Common indications of low back pain include: backache or sciatica, tender to palpation over the sacroiliac joints, or pain in the posterior gluteal region, buttocks or above the anus. Common symptoms include: loss of balance, weakness, loss of coordination, loss of pain awareness (decreased sensitivity and response), decreased and irregular stool frequency and difficulty with urination.
The study demonstrates the potential of telehealth interventions for this population, and shows that a mindfulness intervention performed in general practice, without a control group, is capable of producing significant improvements in pain, disability and psychological distress post intervention.
The intervention in this study produced benefits to the intervention group. Based on the results we believe that this intervention is recommended to be implemented in other telehealth programs based on the findings from this study.
Telehealth mindfulness program is typically used in combination with another treatment. The presence of co-morbidities may limit the use of telehealth mindfulness program. Data from a recent study may have implications for training physicians in managing a variety of chronic conditions.
For patients with low [back pain](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/back-pain), the most serious underlying disease were not those with low-grade LBP, whereas pain intensity and the need for medications are significantly lower for patients with LBP.