New Research Effort At Ohio University

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Millions of Americans suffer pain in their muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves.

They might be having musculoskeletal problems.

Doctors and researchers at Ohio University study these disorders, hoping to provide relief.

Brian Clark is the director of the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute, also known as OMNI.  

OMNI recently received millions of dollars from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations for research.

Clark says his research team is particularly interested in finding out more about osteo-arthritis and lower back pain.

These disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and they involve enormous health care costs.

The grant is for $26 million and Dr. Clark says some of that will be spent on hiring new scientists.

Clark hopes to have a staff with as many as 10 "world class scientists."