22 Nov 2023

Funding boost for new chronic back pain research

From Afternoons, 1:25 pm on 22 November 2023

Feel like you're carrying the weight of the world on your back? You're not alone. One in four New Zealand adults experience chronic back pain.

Senior research fellow at the University of Otago Dr Divya Adhia is working on a new solution, and has just received a $600,000 funding boost.

Using a simulation treatment targeting the brain, she hopes to alleviate what is considered to be a leading contributor to disability in Aotearoa.

Dr Divya talks to Jesse.

Woman with sciatic nerve pain in her lower back. (Photo by MICROGEN IMAGES/SCIENCE PHOTO LI / SMD / Science Photo Library via AFP)