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Fibromyalgia and Low Back Pain Metabolomics

Fibromyalgia and Low Back Pain Metabolomics

The purpose of the study is to investigate the metabolic profiles of people with chronic low back pain and fibromyalgia with people without chronic pain.

We are looking for pain-free controls.

Study participants will fill out a questionnaire about their medical history and demographic information before the sampling visit. At the Center for Pain Relief at UW Medical Center-Roosevelt, we will collect a blood and urine sample in addition to external sensory testing.

The questionnaire and sampling visit should take a total of 45 minutes. Participants will receive a $75 gift card for completing the questionnaire and study visit.

Participant Eligibility

– at least 40 years of age
– be able to provide informed consent to participate in the study or provide accurate data
– speak/write English
– no pain lasting more than 1 day in the last 2 weeks
– no diagnosis of cancer or undergoing treatment in the last 2 years (except skin cancers)
– not pregnant


Savera Khan
(206) 221-9239

Additional Study Details

Full Study Title
Metabolomics Profiles of Chronic Low Back Pain and Fibromyalgia

Study ID: STUDY00017121
Start Date: 05/17/2023
End Date: 06/30/2026

Michele Curatolo, MD, PhD (Principle Investigator)
Daniel Raftery, PhD (Principle Investigator)
Abby Chiu (Investigator)
Wentao Zhu (Investigator)
Jin Wang (Investigator)

Accepts Healthy Volunteers?

Study Site(s)

Center for Pain Relief at UW Medical Center-Roosevelt

4225 Roosevelt Way NE 4th floor
Seattle, Washington 98105


Use the link below to send a message to the study coordinator, or call the number above to speak directly with a study representative.

I am interested in this research study.