Back Pain Program
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Chronic back pain can be tricky to manage. Many patients seek the advice of multiple healthcare professionals and receive conflicting opinions, which can be confusing and stressful. Cleveland Clinic’s back pain program, called Back on TREK (BoT), is a program where spine specialists partner with physical therapists and behavioral medicine specialists to reduce pain, restore function, and improve quality of life for people experiencing chronic back pain. The BoT team works collaboratively with other specialists to develop individualized treatment plans. Treatment plans include individual and group physical therapy led by specially-trained physical therapists, and behavioral medicine sessions led by pain psychologists. The program duration may be up to 10 weeks depending on each patient’s specific needs. Appointments with spine medicine specialists and family education may also be included.
To be eligible to participate, patients should:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have experienced back pain for a minimum of 3 months
- Be willing to receive their care at Cleveland Clinic's main campus, C Building – W.O. Walker Center or Lutheran Hospital. Limited services are also available at Beachwood Family Health Center
If you would like to learn more about the program and to determine your eligibility, please call our appointment center at 216.636.5860 to schedule a visit with a BoT provider or email BackonTREK@ccf.org.
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