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Volunteers needed for study of lower back pain

Release Date: April 2, 2010

Southfield, Michigan – People suffering from lower back pain might get some relief by participating for free in a clinical study planned by three biomedical engineering students at Lawrence Technological University.

Lawrence Tech students William Addis, Joshua Wells and Evgeny Tofler want to track results for people who undergo free treatment on a back pain table twice a day for a month. Participants would also have to fill out a weekly pain survey questionnaire online.

The back pain table was developed by a local inventor.

Anyone interested in participating in the clinical study should contact Addis at (586) 258-8757 or

Lawrence Technological University,, offers more than 100 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey and Traverse City. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.