PRECISION stands for “Pain Regis­try for Epidemiological, Clinical, and Inter­ventional Studies and Innovation,” also known as the “PRECISION Pain Research Registry.”  The registry gathers data on patients with low back pain to determine risk factors, develop prevention methods, evaluate the use of common treatments, and recommend more effective management in the future. Biological samples are collected from registry patients to study DNA sequences and other biomarkers within the emerging field of Precision Medicine.

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The Institute of Medicine estimates that pain affects many aspects of life for more than 100 million Americans, and costs our nation more than $560 to $635 billion annually in health care and lost productivity. Unfortu­nately, many current treatments for low back pain are either not very effective, or have potentially serious or life-threatening side effects.

During the initial phase of the registry, in which we plan to enroll 1,000 patients, you can help by sharing information about PRECISION so that we can enroll a diverse group of patients that will make the findings more valid and generalizable. You can help us learn more about low back pain so we may find better ways to treat and prevent chronic pain. Referring patients to the registry is a great way to help our research team and community as we work together toward our vision of “a future for all unbounded by pain.”

Screening Questionnaire for the PRECISION Pain Research Registry

This page was last modified on September 13, 2018