Low 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 low back pain program, called Back on TREK, is a 12-week program where spine specialists partner with physical therapists and behavioral medicine specialists to improve the outcomes for people experiencing back pain. With a unique team approach to care, the program is designed to promote recovery of function and to empower patients to manage their pain. Behavioral medicine specialists, physical therapists, spine physicians and nurses work collaboratively to develop individualized treatment plans. Treatment plans include individual and group physical therapy and behavioral medicine sessions. Appointments with spine medicine specialists and family education may also be included.

To be eligible to participate in this pilot:

  • Patients need to be willing to receive their care at Cleveland Clinic main campus, C Building – W.O. Walker Center or Lutheran Hospital
  • Patients need to be 18 years or older
  • Have experienced back pain for a minimum of 3 months
  • Patients who have had no previous back surgeries

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 phone call with the Back on TREK nurse or email BackonTREK@ccf.org.

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