Pulsed Magnetic Stimulation - Managing Spasticity in Spinal Cord Injury

Technology
Spasticity
Online since 11 September 2023, updated 284 days ago

About this trial

This pilot trial is enrolling 30 individuals with spinal cord injuries for at least 2 months to test the feasibility and effect of pulsed magnetic stimulation of the spinal cord on lower limb spasticity. Investigators hypothesize that low dose magnetic stimulation may reduce abnormal nerve connections in the injured spinal cord that cause spasticity. If included, participants will be admitted as in-patients and will receive either: 1) intermittent pulsed magnetic stimulation of the spinal cord; or 2) no stimulation, over a period of 28 days. Final testing of spasticity and pain scores will be performed after 28 days.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 99 years
Injury level
C1 - L1
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    Time since injury
    2 months - 99 years
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    Yes
    C1-L1
    Additionally, participants must
    be admitted to the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries (Oswestry, UK)

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    - participants, as in-patients, will receive either 1) intermittent pulsed magnetic stimulation of the spinal cord or 2) no stimulation. - Final testing of spasticity and pain scores will be performed after 28 days.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Spasticity

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Pain

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 2 Jan 2018
    • Organisation
    • Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District NHS Trust
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 2 Jan 2018
    • Organisation
    • Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District NHS Trust

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more