What Participants are Saying

“It’s not as bad as it was before because of the meditation…that’s why I made sure that I made this a part of my everyday life”

What Participants are Saying

“It allowed me to finally slow down and just listen.

If you have chronic low back pain and live in the Boston, Pittsburgh, or Chapel Hill metro areas, you may be eligible to participate in a research study. Click on your region to find out more:

Dr. Natalia Morone, Principal Investigator, introducing the OPTIMUM Research Study at the NIH Collaboratory

About us:

The OPTIMUM Research Study hopes to find out if an 8-week group-based pain management program can help patients with chronic low back pain.


Our program is modeled on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program which is now recommended for treating chronic low back pain by the American College of Physicians.