Studies at Silver Pain Centre

Silver Pain Centre is currently conducting the following studies, which have been reviewed and approved by an independent ethics review board.

Qualitative and Quantitative Characteristics of the Lumbar Multifidi Muscles – A study to determine if MRI images of the low back correlate (look alike) with images obtained with ultrasound in patients with low back pain.

Safety and Initial Feasibility of Using the Neurolyser XR Device for the Treatment of Axial Chronic Low Back Pain – A study to evaluate the safety and initial feasibility of the Neurolyser XR, a high intensity focused ultrasound device, for non-invasive treatment of axial chronic low back pain. You can find more information using the following link: Click Here. Interested to participate? Please see below:

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for Management of Chronic Low Back Pain

If you or someone you know suffers from chronic low back pain and have had a positive experience from a radiofrequency treatment, you may qualify for participation in clinical study using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound therapy, (which does not involve needles). 

If you are interested in participating, and 

  • are 50 years old or older, 
  • have had low back pain for more than 6 months, and 
  • have had a radiofrequency treatment for back pain more than 6 months ago,

you may qualify for a study being conducted at Silver Pain Centre.

If you would like more information, please contact or 416-512-6407 x 247

Update regarding the study Chronic Pain Management During a Pandemic –

This study is complete as of April 2021. We have scientifically evaluated telemedicine consultations and their value in diagnosing and planning treatments when all clinic visits were suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It appears the telemedicine consultation appointments resulted in accurate diagnoses in most cases. Patients were satisfied and saved time and travel expenses. More updates are coming!

For more information regarding studies at Silver Pain Centre, please contact the research coordinator at or 416-512-6407 x 247