Brain Activity in People With Chronic Neuropathic Pain and Spinal Cord Injury

Technology
Pain
Online since 9 April 2024, updated 73 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling 30 individuals with chronic spinal cord injury to test the effect of brain activity on neuropathic pain. If included, participants will undergo 3 separate fMRI sessions to measure brain activity. They will be shown information on this activity while trying different thinking strategies (e.g. shifting attention, imagery, mantra meditation, etc.) to change their pain experience. The study will take place over 2 days , about 1 hour on the first day and up to 7.5 hours on the second day. Final testing will occur after the second day.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C4 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 1 year
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C4-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    be right handed
    have constant neuropathic pain
    NOT have non-MRI compatible material in the body

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    - Participants will receive information on brain activity in pain-related regions of the brain while trying different thinking strategies to change their experience of pain. - Final testing will be performed after one day.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Pain

    Additional benefits

    General health

    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
    • 1 Aug 2020
    • Organisation
    • Kessler Foundation
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Aug 2020
    • Organisation
    • Kessler Foundation

    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