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Music Therapy for Chronic Lower Back Pain

N/A
Recruiting
Led By Mark Jensen, Ph.D.
Research Sponsored by University of Washington
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Moderate to severe pain intensity on average (i.e., average pain in the past week ≥4 on the 0-10 NRS)
Meets criteria for Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP)
Must not have
Having a health condition associated, per both chart review and self-report, with central nervous system damage (e.g., epilepsy, traumatic head injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's)
Timeline
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up pre-intervention and immediately after intervention
Awards & highlights

Summary

This trial investigates how music-based treatments can help improve chronic low back pain.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for adults over 18 who can read and understand English, experiencing moderate to severe chronic low back pain. They must not have significant hearing disabilities, central nervous system damage like epilepsy or traumatic head injury, cognitive impairments that affect study participation, or interfering psychiatric conditions.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study aims to explore how music-based treatments can help with chronic lower back pain. Participants will be divided into three groups: one receiving no musical intervention (control), another getting 'Music Medicine', and the third undergoing 'Music Therapy'.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial involves non-invasive music-based interventions, there are typically no direct physical side effects expected. However, individual emotional responses to music may vary.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
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My average pain level in the past week was 4 or higher on a scale of 0-10.
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I have been diagnosed with chronic low back pain.
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I am 18 years old or older.

Exclusion Criteria

You may be eligible for the trial if you check “No” for criteria below:
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I have a condition like epilepsy or MS that affects my brain.

Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~during the session
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and during the session for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Frontal Midline Theta Power
Secondary outcome measures
Duration of benefits
Pain intensity

Trial Design

4Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Music TherapyExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
The Music Therapy (MT) group will participate in 1 live session of music therapy with a board certified Music therapist while wearing an EEG cap. Afterwards, they will complete a brief questionnaire about the experience and pain. They will also complete a brief questionnaire 24 hours later about lasting effects and pain
Group II: Music MedicineExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
The Music Medicine (MM) group will participate in 1 audio session of music while wearing an EEG cap. Afterwards, they will complete a brief questionnaire about the experience and pain. They will also complete a brief questionnaire 24 hours later about lasting effects and pain
Group III: Control conditionExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
the Control group will participate in 1 session of an audio of text being read to them while wearing an EEG cap. Afterwards, they will complete a brief questionnaire about the experience and pain. They will also complete a brief questionnaire 24 hours later about lasting effects and pain
Group IV: Control group without low back painActive Control1 Intervention
This group will participate in 1 session of an audio of the music therapy session while wearing an EEG cap. Afterwards, they will complete a brief questionnaire about the experience and pain. They will also complete a brief questionnaire 24 hours later about the lasting effects and pain
Treatment
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Control group
2020
N/A
~1870
Music Therapy
2019
Completed Phase 3
~1660

Research Highlights

Information in this section is not a recommendation. We encourage patients to speak with their healthcare team when evaluating any treatment decision.
Mechanism Of Action
Side Effect Profile
Prior Approvals
Other Research
Common treatments for chronic lower back pain, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exercise, and mind-body practices like mindfulness and relaxation techniques, work by modulating pain perception and emotional response. CBT helps patients reframe negative thoughts about pain, reducing its perceived intensity. Exercise improves physical function and releases endorphins, which are natural painkillers. Mind-body practices promote relaxation and reduce stress, which can exacerbate pain. These mechanisms are crucial for chronic lower back pain patients as they address both the physical and psychological aspects of pain, leading to more comprehensive and effective pain management.
Visually induced analgesia during massage treatment in chronic back pain patients.Music Intervention Reduces Persistent Fibromyalgia Pain and Alters Functional Connectivity Between the Insula and Default Mode Network.[Active music therapy for chronic pain: a prospective study].

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of WashingtonLead Sponsor
1,762 Previous Clinical Trials
1,876,382 Total Patients Enrolled
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)NIH
837 Previous Clinical Trials
670,282 Total Patients Enrolled
Mark Jensen, Ph.D.Principal InvestigatorUniversity of Washington
4 Previous Clinical Trials
882 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Control group Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05578781 — N/A
Chronic Lower Back Pain Research Study Groups: Control group without low back pain, Music Therapy, Music Medicine, Control condition
Chronic Lower Back Pain Clinical Trial 2023: Control group Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05578781 — N/A
Control group 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05578781 — N/A
Chronic Lower Back Pain Patient Testimony for trial: Trial Name: NCT05578781 — N/A
~0 spots leftby Aug 2024