We hope the findings of this project lead to an effective treatment for acute low back pain through reducing pain, increasing mobility, and decreasing use of pain medication.
The aim of this project is to test the effectiveness of a heat wrap therapy by measuring the patient’s use of analgesic medications, clinical outcomes, and adverse events. The participants will wear the heat wrap during waking hours for up to 7 days. Participants will be asked to complete a pain diary over the course of the trial.
This study is currently recruiting. Adult patients will be eligible for this project if they have acute non-specific low back pain of at least moderate pain intensity, and have not previously tried heat wrap therapy for their low back pain.
Principal Investigator: Dr Christina Abdel Shaheed (IMH)
Chief Investigators: Professor Christine Lin (IMH), Dr Stephanie Mathieson (IMH), Professor Chris Maher (IMH), Dr Gustavo Machado (IMH), Dr Fiona Stanaway (University of Sydney), Professor Andrew McLachlan (University of Sydney), Professor Ric Day (University of NSW), Professor Jane Latimer (IMH), Dr Adrian Traeger (IMH).
For more information about this project, please contact Dr Christina Abdel Shaheed. This study has received ethics approval from the University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee and funding from the Sydney Musculoskeletal Bone and Joint Health Alliance.