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 The UCLA Department of Neurosurgery is conducting a clinical research study on the investigational use of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of chronic low back pain. You may be eligible if you: 

  • Are between the ages of 40 and 74
  • History of chronic low back pain as primary neurologic diagnosis with persistent pain despite maximal medical therapy
  • Pain due to low back pain or failed surgery syndrome (FBSS)
  • Ability to give consent to participate in the 1.5-year follow-up, involving assessments and stimulator adjustments
  • Willingness to have unexpected neurological or psychiatric symptoms shared with study clinicians

If you are interested in learning more about this study, please contact the research lab at barilab@mednet.ucla.edu or fill out the screening survey link below. 
Screening survey