Study participation can be completed in a single, 30 minute visit including a questionnaire and a 2-Tbsp blood draw. You may not participate if you have a disease, condition, or are taking medications that would increase your risk during the blood draw. We compensate $50 for participation.
This is a randomized study. Participants may receive individualized treatment sessions that focuses on core strength, balance, flexibility, and relaxation to help manage low back pain. All participants will receive compensation for participating in the study. Contact us for more information.
The purpose of the study is to learn the effectiveness of integrative therapies on chronic or recurrent low back pain. The Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM) will be conducting this research intervention at WRNMMC. COL Chester Buckenmaier III, MD is the Principal Investigator
Active Comparator: Arm I: Patients receive cisplatin IV over 60-90 minutes on days 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Patients also undergo external-beam radiation therapy once daily, 5 days a week, for approximately 5 weeks. Patients then undergo high-dose rate, pulsed-dose rate, or low-dose rate intracavitary brachytherapy.
Experimental: Arm I: Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours and carboplatin IV over 30-60 minutes on day 1.