Current Study

Mind Your Pain

Man on an iPhone

The Mind Your Pain (MyP) Study is seeking adults with chronic low back pain for a smartphone-based study.

Do you have chronic low back pain? Do you have a smartphone? Want to try out a new app to help you cope? Participate in a study using a new smartphone-based attention task that may help you better cope with your pain!

Participant Eligibility:

  • Have chronic low back pain
  • Are 18-65 years old
  • Have a smartphone and able to use it regularly for study activities

Participant Activities:

  • Participate in a 1-hour face-to-face introduction with a member of the research team at the beginning of the study and 2 weeks later (both virtual visits).
  • Participate in 2 in-person visits, where you will undergo sensory tests and have a 1-hour brain MRI at the San Francisco VA.
  • Use a new phone app for about 5 minutes each day for 8 weeks.
  • Receive a short phone call every week to see how you are doing.
  • Complete online questionnaires twice during the 8-week period.
  • Potentially partake in a close-out in-depth interview (1-2 hours) at the end of the 8 weeks.
  • Be compensated for your time.

Learn More:

Questions? Email us at [email protected] or call 415-353-7561.

Principal Investigator: Wolf Mehling, MD, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine


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