Participants wanted for neck and lower back pain research

27 June, 2017 (staff)

We need your help! A study investigating how spinal manipulation affects your pain sensitivity is being conducted at Murdoch University, as part of a PhD project in the School of Health Professions. We are looking for people who get neck and lower back pain.


Spinal manipulation is a commonly used and safe treatment for neck and lower back pain, which many people find helpful for managing their symptoms.


Participation involves spinal manipulation to either your neck or lower back. Your sensitivity to mild pressure pain will be tested in several areas, before and for 1 hour after the manipulation.


Participation takes 2 hours, and is done at the Murdoch Uni South St campus. You must be 18-60 years old, and get pain in your neck and lower back. We’ll make sure it’s as safe as possible for you to participate with a medical history and physical exam.


To learn more about what’s involved, potential benefits, and risks, click here. If you know someone who might be interested, please share this with them!


Contact researcher Sasha Aspinall (Dorron) on 9360 2114 or

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