We’re almost two months in since the launch of CircaPain. Gaining new participants every day, we are looking forward to what the next few months will bring. This week, the principal investigator of CircaPain, Dr. Nader Ghasemlou, sat down with Alan Neal of CBC Radio One’s All in a Day to talk about the origins of our study and its ongoing recruitment.

CircaPain evolved from previous work done by the Pain Chronobiology & Neuroimmunology Lab at Queen’s University, investigating pain fluctuation in people living with chronic low back pain. We found that some participants had constant pain, whereas others had pain that was reliably lower in the mornings and more intense at night (“circadian pain”). With CircaPain, we want to find out if these patterns are experienced by people living with different types of chronic pain and why they might occur. Since everyone’s experience with chronic pain is different, it’s crucial that we have as many people as possible participate in CircaPain to further our understanding of this complex topic.

To learn more about the study, check out our FAQs. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at mydailypain@ghasemloulab.ca.

Listen to the full interview here: All in a Day with Alan Neal


Written by Hailey G.