Conquering Diseases

Study Comparing Pain Management For Spinal Fusion Surgery


Seeking men and women who are planning spinal fusion surgery for a study comparing two methods of post-operative pain management.


Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to get either the standard IV pain management medications only or a the standard pain medication and a local anesthetic injection to the muscles in the lower back.

What we're hoping for

We are studying whether adding a local anesthetic injection to the standard pain medications following spinal fusion therapy reduces the need for opioid pain management and provides better pain control than the standard pain management alone.

Additional Information Identifier: NCT04588389

 Principal Investigator

Eman  Nada, MD

University of Massachusetts Medical School

 Study Contact

Ryan  DeWolf



UMMS University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655