Jackson Pain Center is an active participant in research for the development of new drugs and products for patients suffering with painful medical conditions. Through our involvement in these clinical research trials we are often able to offer our patients treatments that are not yet readily available to the general public.
Jackson Pain Center is currently seeking volunteers to participate in a variety of research studies including trials focusing on:
- Chronic back pain
- Post herpetic Neuralgia (Shingles Pain)
- Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
- Plus other chronic pain conditions
Clinical Research Trials:
- Are conducted at NO cost to the participant.
- Trials can include FREE study related medical care i.e. physical exams.
- Patients are provided with FREE study medications or temporary use of study related devices.
- FREE labs (for example- blood work and EKG's).
- In addition, some trials provide COMPENSATION for participant's time and travel.
You may qualify for a clinical research trial if you meet the following requirements:
- Have a chronic pain diagnosis greater than 3 months
- Are between the ages of 18 and 80 years
- Willing and able to provide written informed consent
- Not involved currently in a workmen's compensation claim or any lawsuit concerning your pain
To find out more information please call Candy at (601) 714-3267
Frequently Asked Questions about Clinical Research
What is a clinical trial?
A clinical trial (also clinical research) is a research study in human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work in people and ways to improve health. A clinical trial is a research study with human volunteers that tests the efficacy, safety, and dosing of investigational drugs and devices.
Why participate in a clinical trial?
Participants in clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research. Clinical trials are typically free of charge.
What happens during a clinical trial?
The clinical trial team includes doctors, nurses, research coordinators, as well as other healthcare professionals. They check the health of the participants at the beginning of the trial, give specific instructions for participating in the trial, monitor the participant carefully during the trial, and stay in touch during and after the trial is completed.
Some clinical trials involve more tests and doctor visits than the participant would normally have for an illness or condition. Clinical trial participation is most successful when the protocol is carefully followed and there is frequent contact with the research staff. This also ensures that a participant's health and progress is closely monitored while they are on a study.
How is the safety of the participant protected?
The ethical and legal codes that govern medical practice also apply to clinical trials. In addition, almost all clinical research is federally regulated with built in safeguards to protect participants. The trial follows a carefully constructed and controlled protocol which is a study plan detailing what researchers will do in the study. At the completion of a clinical trial (or sometimes as it progresses), researchers report the results of the trial at scientific meetings, to medical journals, and to various government agencies, such as the FDA. Individual participant' names are not mentioned in these reports. Data is referred to by a study number and or initials.
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