Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy in Neuropathic Painful Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Technology
Pain
Online since 15 August 2023, updated 295 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with chronic spinal cord injuries to test the effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on pain. rTMS is a non-invasive technique which uses a high-frequency magnetic field to stimulate specific areas of the brain. A coil (held over the head) delivers magnetic stimulation to activate the central nervous system. If included, participants will receive either 1) active rTMS or 2) sham rTMS daily for 15 sessions. Final pain testing will be performed after 6 weeks.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
20 - 70 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    ≥ 6 months
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have severe heart disease, pacemaker, or uncontroled hypertension
    NOT have epilepsy or history of antiepileptic drug use
    NOT have metal object in head or in-ear implant

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    - Participants will receive either 1) active rTMS or 2) sham rTMS daily for 15 sessions. - Final pain testing will be performed after 6 weeks.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Pain

    Additional benefits

    Mental health and psychosocial factors

    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
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 15 Nov 2022
    • Organisation
    • Afyonkarahisar Health Sciences University
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 15 Nov 2022
    • Organisation
    • Afyonkarahisar Health Sciences University

    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