Pain reprocessing therapy (PRT) for Back Pain

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
Back Pain+1 More ConditionsPain reprocessing therapy (PRT) - Behavioral
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This trial will compare 3 treatments to see which works better for reducing chronic pain in adults. #medicaltrial #chronicpain

Eligible Conditions
  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Pain

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

2 Primary · 9 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Primary time point is the day after post-treatment, 1.5 months on average

Month 5
Client satisfaction
Medication Use
Pain intensity
Pain interference
Physical Activity Levels
Positive Affect
Sleep quality
Year 1
Session Attendance

Trial Safety

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

3 Treatment Groups

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP)
1 of 3
Usual Care
1 of 3
Pain reprocessing therapy (PRT)
1 of 3

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

75 Total Participants · 3 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Pain reprocessing therapy (PRT) · No Placebo Group · N/A

Pain reprocessing therapy (PRT)
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Pain reprocessing therapy (PRT) · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP)
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP) · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Usual Care
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Usual care · Intervention Types: Other

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: primary time point is the day after post-treatment, 1.5 months on average

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of Colorado, DenverLead Sponsor
1,639 Previous Clinical Trials
1,659,478 Total Patients Enrolled
4 Trials studying Back Pain
682 Patients Enrolled for Back Pain
Jonathan K. Ashar, Ph.D.Principal InvestigatorUniversity of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 3 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Your back pain is more severe than your leg pain.
At the two pretreatment timepoints, your average back pain rating was at least 4 out of 10.
You have been experiencing persistent back pain for over half of the past 6 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many participants are being incorporated into this experiment?

"Affirmative. According to the information provided by, this medical trial is presently recruiting patients, with its initial post dating back to April 10th 2023 and last edited on April 18th 2023. The study aims at enrolling 75 participants from one site only." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Are there any vacancies available to take part in this research?

"Affirmative, the website states that this medical study is actively searching for volunteers. This trial was first published on April 10th 2023 and was recently modified on April 18th 2023; 75 participants need to be recruited from one facility." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What are the desired benefits of participating in this clinical investigation?

"This clinical trial's primary outcome is the rate of Session Attendance, measured one day post-treatment and averaged over 1.5 months. Secondary outcomes entail assessing Depression via the 8-item PROMIS depression sub-scale, Positive Affect through a 10-question PANAS survey, and Anxiety with another 8 items on the PROMIS anxiety sub-scale, all rated from 1 to 5." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.