Back on TREK (Transform, Restore, Empower, Knowledge)

Back on TREK is a 10-week interdisciplinary program that focuses on helping individuals with chronic back pain to improve functioning and reduce pain and stress through physical therapy and behavioral medicine sessions. Care is also concurrently coordinated with spine medicine. This program requires a time commitment of 2 to 3 days per week. The key outcomes include restoration of function and improved quality of life, which is measured by patient-reported outcomes. Patients are also educated on decreasing reliance on addictive medications for pain relief, including narcotics.

Change in Disability Following Back on TREK Program Participation (N = 217)

August 2016 – December 2018

Following completion of the Back on TREK program, participants’ scores on the Oswestry Disability Index improved from a baseline of approximately 46 to approximately 35.