Do you have chronic low back pain and take opioid pain medication? You may be able to participate in a study to test a new virtual reality (VR) system that is designed specifically for pain management. Eligible participants must be UPMC patients and be taking over 50mg of opioid medication daily. This study involves 3 visits over 8 weeks. Compensation is provided.
IRB:STUDY19050295 - A Pilot Study Assessing the Feasibility of Implementing TMC-CP01 treatment based on the VANISH (Virtual Autonomic Neuromodulation Induced Systemic Healing) system in reducing pain and opioid requirement in subjects suffering from Chronic Low back Pain (CL
MEET THE RESEARCHER
Ajay D. Wasan, MD, MSc, is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Vice Chair for Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology at UPMC. A graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Wasan has a particular expertise in interventional procedures, neuropathic pain medications, and psychiatric co-morbidities of chronic pain.