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Research Study Degenerative Disc


Sciatica pain holding you back?

If you struggle with back pain and radiating leg pain, tingling, numbness, or muscle weakness, you may qualify for the CLEAR Clinical Study. The study is for an investigational, non-opioid injection designed to relieve sciatica-related back and leg pain. Participants will receive all study-related care at no cost.

80% of Americans are affected by back pain at some point in their lives

Do you struggle with sciatica pain?

Do you have leg pain, tingling, numbness, or muscle weakness that begins in the lower back and seems to travel down the back of one or both legs?

If these symptoms are affecting your quality of life, you may be a candidate for the CLEAR Clinical Research Study.

About sciatica

Sciatica is a relatively common condition as we age. Between 13% and 40% of people will experience symptoms at some point in their lives. It can happen as a result of general wear and tear or due an injury to the disks that cushion the bones (vertebrae) of your lower spine.

If the symptoms of sciatica are affecting your quality of life you may be a candidate for the CLEAR Clinical Research Study. The Study is evaluating an investigational drug for the treatment of sciatica. Eligible participants may be given SP-102 by injection in the lower back.

Do I qualify? How do I learn more about the Study?

The CLEAR Clinical Research Study is currently being conducted at treatment sites throughout the U.S. If you have been diagnosed with, or have the symptoms of sciatica, you can learn more about the CLEAR Clinical Research Study at clearbackpainstudy.com

To learn more and enroll, please contact:
Pinnacle Pain and Spine

Be part of the future of research in chronic low back pain

If you are an adult with degenerative changes of a disc, you may be eligible to take part in a clinical research study.

The CASCADE Study is looking at the impact of an investigational product for people experiencing chronic low back pain associated with degenerative changes of a disc. The investigational product aims to potentially reduce pain and improve disability that results from the condition. You may be eligible to participate in this study, if you:

    • are 18 years of age or older
    • have a diagnosis of chronic low back pain associated with degenerative changes of a disc
    • have had chronic low back pain for at least 6 months
    • are still experiencing low back pain, despite trying other treatment for at least 6 months.

If you decide to take part in the CASCADE Study, your participation will last approximately 3 years. You will be required to attend the study center a number of times so that the study doctor can assess your condition and overall health. After the start of the study when you receive the investigational product, you will be required to visit after 1, 3, 6, 12, 18, 24, and 36 months.

The study is closed, but it was an honor to be selected to participate in such a wonderful study and the research will continue for years based on information gathered, in part, from Pinnacle Pain and Spine.
– Matthew Crooks, MD