Neurofeedback to Improve Spasticity After Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

Technology
Spasticity
Online since 5 November 2021, updated 984 days ago

About this trial

This is a trial to test the effect of visual feedback of brain activity (visual neurofeedback; NF) on spasticity after incomplete spinal cord injury. NF is a technique that displays brain activity in real time, recorded from electrodes on the surface of the scalp. Brain activity appears as 3 bars on a display monitor; the participant learns to control the movement of the bars, and thus may learn to reduce spasticity and improve control over either upper or lower limbs. Participants (both recent or chronic injuries) will attend five 2-hour NF-sessions for either arm or leg testing. Final assessment, including strength, grip or walking ability, number of spastic episodes, brain and muscle activity, will be performed after 4 weeks.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C3 - L1
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 6 months
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C3-L1
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have history of epilepsy
    NOT have severe autonomic dysreflexia
    NOT have implanted device, e.g. pacemaker

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    The participant will attend 5 x 2hour NF-sessions. Final testing will be performed after 4 weeks.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Spasticity

    Additional benefits

    Arm/hand function

    General health

    Mental health and psychosocial factors

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Mechanism of action

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

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 31 Aug 2021
    • Organisation
    • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 31 Aug 2021
    • Organisation
    • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

    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