A Study to Implement a Patient-Centered Pain Plan and Standardized Preoperative Pain Education for Patients Undergoing Lumbar Procedures


About this study

The purpose of this study is to develop a patient-centered pain plan and standardized preoperative pain education for patients undergoing lumbar procedures to increase postoperative pain control and patient satisfaction.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria: 

  • Elective lumbar procedures to include one-level discectomy or laminectomy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Multi-level lumbar discectomy, laminectomy, or fusions. 
  • Emergency or trauma cases excluded. 
  • Children and pregnant women excluded.


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Mankato, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Jennifer Grean, APRN, C.N.P., D.N.P.

Contact us for the latest status

Contact information:

Jennifer Grean APRN, C.N.P., D.N.P.

(507) 594-4700


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