Nashville, Tennessee 37212


Purpose:

The primary aim of the study will be to determine the feasibility of utilizing a web-based mindfulness program in adult patients with chronic pain with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia or central sensitization.


Study summary:

Chronic pain has a substantial economic cost and rate of impairment. Patients who suffer from fibromyalgia and other pain conditions leading to central sensitization have limited treatment options. The only medications currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of fibromyalgia includes pregabalin, milnacipran and duloxetine. The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) also recommends the implementation of an exercise program and cognitive behavioral therapy. A previous meta-analysis found weak evidence to support Mindfulness-Based Stress Reductions (MBSR) in fibromyalgia patients, however more robust clinical studies are needed. In the midst of an opioid crisis, MBSR provides a safer alternative for the treatment of chronic pain. Unfortunately, an instructor lead MBSR program is both costly and largely unavailable in rural areas of the country. This web-based mindfulness program provides a treatment option for patients who would otherwise, not have access to alternative medicine therapies.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Age from 30-65 - Patients with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia or central sensitization for greater than 6 months who are referred to the Interventional Pain Clinic Exclusion Criteria: - Patients on greater than 120 morphine equivalents per day - Patients with untreated psychological illness - Patients already enrolled in ongoing trials involving pain management and treatment interventions - Patients currently undergoing treatment at the Osher Center for Integrative Health or patients with previous or current training in mindfulness.


NCT ID:

NCT03693274


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Jenna Walters, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jenna Walters, MD
Phone: 615-3322-4311
Email: jenna.l.walters@vumc.org


Backup Contact:

Email: gail.mayo@vumc.org
Gail Mayo, RN
Phone: 615-936-1705


Location Contact:

Nashville, Tennessee 37212
United States

Jenna Walters, MD
Phone: 615-322-4311
Email: jenna.l.walters@vumc.org

Site Status: Recruiting


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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