Research

June 12, 2018
Low back pain affects almost a third of Americans. While there is a long-standing belief that low back pain is limited to adults, research has shown it develops with increasing frequency during adolescence. With the increasing concern about opioid prescription rates, including among U.S. youth—up to 40 percent with low back pain receive opioids as part of their treatment—there is heightened urgency to identify safe and effective non-drug treatment options. Spinal manipulation and exercise are two such approaches which are recommended for adults with low back pain. Little is known, however, regarding the effectiveness of these treatments for adolescent low back pain sufferers.
March 6, 2018
The University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing and the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities are teaming up on a study to help these adults enhance their health and wellbeing so they can live their best lives. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the study focuses on developing and testing a new educational program called Mindful Movement which aims to help adults ages 50 and up overcome barriers to exercise, and gain the skills and motivation to improve their wellbeing.
Tags: Wellbeing
September 20, 2017
The University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing has been awarded the first phase of a cooperative $11.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study non-drug approaches to prevent chronic low back pain, which could lead to reduced opioid use.
November 4, 2016
This cutting-edge technology holds the promise to assist numerous patients suffering from neuromuscular disorders and other brain diseases.
September 18, 2015
An exciting new transdisciplinary collaboration between faculty from the department of anesthesiology and the Center's integrative health and wellbeing research program - informally known as the integrative care research group - could fundamentally change how pain is researched at the University of Minnesota and Provide new training opportunities for aspiring scientists.
September 11, 2015
Investigating the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic and other integrative health approaches for spine pain is Brent Leininger’s passion. Leininger, DC, is a chiropractor and junior researcher in the Center’s Integrative Health & Wellbeing Research Program.