NIH Funds Innovative Research on Back Pain

The Chronic Pain Research Alliance, an Initiative of the TMJA, focuses on advancing a collaborative and collective approach to the research, care and treatment of TMD and its overlapping conditions, including chronic low back pain. A recent study published in The Lancet found that by 2050, a 36% increase in total number of cases of low back pain is expected globally, driven by population growth and aging. To address the complexity of low back pain and its comorbidities through a whole-person model, the National Institutes of Health recently funded the Back Pain Consortium (BACPAC) Research Program. To learn more about some of the innovative research approaches included in BACPAC, click here to view this new infographic. 

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