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Do you have chronic low back pain?

Have you noticed that your mood changes when your pain gets worse?

Our research team is exploring the relationship between back pain and mood and trialling a novel treatment approach for people with chronic low back pain.

Do you know someone else who suffers from chronic low back pain?
If so, you could send this information to any friends or family members who suffer from low back pain.

What's involved?

This trial is combining two therapies known to improve outcomes for people with low back pain; manual therapy (chiropractic or physiotherapy) and cognitive behavioural therapy.

The treatment costs in this eight-week trial are free and please note that you will not be reimbursed for your time in this trial. 


You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

To qualify for this treatment trial you:

1.have had low back pain lasting more than three months

2. can travel to Leichhardt or Frenchs Forest in NSW for manual therapy treatment (chiropractic or physiotherapy)

3. have access to the internet at home or work

4. are able to attend up to eight weeks for treatment

5. are willing to fill in questionnaires at the start and at six and 12-month follow ups.

How to participate

If you are interested and would like further information please contact lead researcher John Petrozzi on 02 9518 0096 or at