Mindfulness Meditation for Spine Surgery Pain

ID Number 12-1322

Principal Investigator(s)
Arthur L Jenkins III

Department(s) or Division(s)
Neurosurgery

Description

The departments of Neurosurgery, and Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, are conducting a study to evaluate the effect of mindfulness meditation and technique on post-operative pain of spine surgery patients. The departments are looking for patients who will be undergoing spine surgery, including: single-level lumbar fusion, posterior cervical laminectomy and fusion, and cervical laminoplasty. Study participation will last eight weeks, beginning two weeks prior to spine surgery. Participants will be provided with a mindful meditation audio CD, an mp3 player, and headphones as incentive for complete study participation.



Contact Information
Rebecca Apruzzese
(212) 241-8349
rebecca.apruzzese@mountsinai.org

Recruiting Patients: Yes