Chronic low back pain affects most adults, causes disability for some, and is a common reason for seeking healthcare. In the United States, opioid prescription for low back pain has increased, and opioids are now the most commonly prescribed drug class. More than half of regular opioid users reported back pain. America’s opioid crisis is taking the life of a person every 19 minutes. Responding to this crisis, Braeburn Pharmaceuticals has launched Phase 3 clinical trial for long lasting Buprenorphine injection.

Dr. Bhatia’s Neuro Pain Medical Center (located in Fresno, CA) is conducting a clinical research for low back pain. Qualified volunteers must:

  • Be 18-75 years old
  • Currently taking high doses of an opioid for low back pain
  • Have 3+ months of diagnosis of low back pain

If selected, the volunteers will receive long lasting investigational pain medication (Buprenorphine) injection and morphine as rescue medication. This is a no-cost to patient trial, so insurance is not required. Selected volunteers will receive free assessment, medicine and examination, and will also be compensated for travel.



Low back pain is common. Almost everyone has back pain at some time in their life. Often, the exact cause of the pain cannot be found.

A single event may not have caused your pain. You may have been doing many activities, such as lifting the wrong way, for a long time. Then suddenly, one simple movement, such as reaching for something or bending from your waist, leads to pain.

Many people with chronic back pain have arthritis. Or they may have extra wear and tear of the spine, which may be due to:

  • Heavy use from work or sports
  • Injuries or fractures
  • Surgery

You may have had a herniated disk, in which part of the spinal disk pushed onto nearby nerves. Normally, the disks provide space and cushion in your spine. If these disks dry out and become thinner and more brittle, you can lose movement in the spine over time.

If the spaces between the spinal nerves and spinal cord become narrowed, this can lead to spinal stenosis. These problems are called degenerative joint or spine disease.

Other possible causes of chronic low back pain include:



A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on just one side of the head. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Headaches can vary between from being a minor aggravation to a severe and incapacitating pain. It can be difficult to identify whether an individual is suffering from a mild headache or a migraine, which is a neurological disease, affecting 38 million men, women and children in the United States. Consequently, it is essential to emphasize the distinction between a migraine and a headache as it leads to rapid relief with effective treatments. Fresno migraine specialist Dr Bhatia’s Neuro Pain Medical Center located on Bullard Ave, Fresno is conducting an advanced clinical research study on migraine attacks.

A headache is in which blood vessels constrict and dilate, thus releasing inflammatory substances that cause painful pulsations. A chronic headache is accompanied by mild to severe pain commonly occurring on both sides of the head for more than four hours on more than 15 days per month. Assertive initial treatment coupled with continuing management may well reduce pain and result in fewer headaches in the future. Conversely, a migraine headache is the outcome of definite physiologic changes that take place within the brain and result in distinctive pain with the combined symptoms.



Migraines often begin in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood. Migraines may progress through four stages: prodrome, aura, headache and post-drome, though you may not experience all stages.
One or two days before a migraine, you may notice subtle changes that warn of an upcoming migraine, including:

• Constipation
• Mood changes, from depression to euphoria
• Food cravings
• Neck stiffness
• Increased thirst and urination
• Frequent yawning

The most common migraine symptoms are:

• Throbbing, pulsating pain – 85 percent
• Light sensitivity – 80 percent
• Sound sensitivity – 76 percent
• Nausea – 73 percent
• Pain on one side – 59 percent
• Vision changes, blurred vision – 44 percent
• Aura – 36 percent
• Vomiting – 29 percent
(Note: These figures are from the American Migraine Study II of almost 4,000 migraine sufferers in 1999)

Fresno Migraine Specialist Dr. Bhatia has Treatment options:

As a matter of fact, most of the people will encounter a headache sooner or later in their lives. However, there are people who deal with more lasting and severe headaches and migraines than others. The Neurologist Dr. Bhatia based in Fresno, CA offers top notch medical care for neurological conditions and also recruits patients for migraine study and research.

You can also apply to qualify for a free Migraine-based research study. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. The advanced studies done during clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. If you are experiencing migraines or know a friend or family with migraine issues, you can refer them to our clinic.

The center offers a wide-ranging treatment to patients suffering with chronic headache and migraine in Fresno, CA. You will get the right help at the right time with the Neuro Pain Medical Center’s online available team catering to appointments, referrals, RX refills, and clinical trials.

Fresno migraine specialist Dr Bhatia


Have your previous Migraine medications failed you?

You may qualify for a research study (Clinical Trial Phase 3) if you:

  • Have 2-8 moderate/sever migraine attacks per month
  • Have had migraines for at least a year, and
  • Between 18 -75 years of age

Qualified participants may receive:

  • Study related care and examination at no cost
  • Compensation for time & travel

Please use the form below at the bottom of the website to receive alerts from our clinic or use the contact form here.

This study can last from 1-4 months to treat a single migraine attack.  Participants must have 2-8 migraine attacks per month, and can be on preventive migraine treatment if they are stable over the last 2 months. Participants will have the option of rolling into the 18 month long-term study.

Clinical trials are part of clinical research and at the heart of all medical advances. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease.

The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. The advanced studies done during clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. If you are experiencing migraines or know a friend or family with migraine issues, please refer them to our clinic.

Please visit the FDA website for more details on this trial –


March 2, 2017 Clinical Trials

Clinical trials for Neurological Conditions

Clinical trials are essential to determine whether new drugs, diagnostics or procedures in the laboratory are both safe and effective when used to diagnose or treat people.Our office is recruiting patients for following clinical trials. Please remember that we do not bill for these studies to the insurance company, so it does not matter whether the patient is insured or not insured.

  1. Osteoarthritis of Hip or Knee
  2. Chronic Low back pain
  3. Moderate Alzheimer’s disease: MMSE 10-20 Pt on Namenda and Aricept.
  4. Any memory impairment, for Amyloid PET scan Evaluation (Medicare patients only)
  5. Complex partial/ Focal Epilepsy- Open label study
  6. Moderate advanced Parkinson’s disease
  7. Acute Migraine
  8. Chronic Migraine
  9. Agitation in Alzheimer’s disease
  10. Mild Alzheimer’s disease- Day Break study
  11. Stem cell treatment for stroke- chronic deficit
  12. Psychosis in Parkinson’s disease

Carefully conducted clinical trials are performed in human volunteers to provide answers to questions such as:
– Does a treatment work?
– Does it work better than other treatments?
– Does it have side effects?

If you would like to learn more about the clinical trial process, please visit our Research page.

Patient Safety:

We collaborate with regulatory agencies, monitor reports of adverse events experienced by patients and communicate on our product safety activities, as appropriate to the audience. Any medicine may cause side effects in some patients. Our priority is to make sure that the therapeutic benefits of the medicine outweigh the risks


November 3, 2016 Clinical Trials

Our office is recruiting patients for the following clinical trials:

  1. Osteoarthritis of Hip or Knee
  2. Chronic Low Back Pain
  3. Moderate Alzheimer’s disease MMSE 10-20 Pt on Nameda and Aricept
  4. Any memory impairment, for Amyloid PET Scan Evaluation (Medicare patients only)
  5. Epilepsy – Open label study
  6. Cluster Seizures
  7. Acute Migraine
  8. Chronic Migraine
  9. Agitation in Alzheimer’s disease
  10. Mild Alzheimer’s Day break study

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