tACS for Neuropathic Pain Management After SCI

Technology
Pain
Online since 11 December 2023, updated 158 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling 14 individuals with spinal cord injury to test the effect of transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) on neuropathic pain management. tACS is a technique that applies a weak oscillatory current of electrical stimulation to the brain through the scalp. If included, participants will receive tACS in three treatment arms, 20 minutes each, in random order: sham tACS, stimulation at 10Hz, stimulation at 20Hz. Final testing of subjective pain and heart rate variability will be performed 15 minutes after the intervention.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 75 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have a pacemaker metal implants or supplemental oxygen
    NOT have amputation in their arm(s)
    NOT have asthma or other pulmonary disease

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    - Participants will receive tACS Sham, tACS at a frequency of 10Hz, and tACS at 20Hz in random order for 20 minutes each. - tACS is a technique that applies a weak oscillatory current of electrical stimulation to the brain through the scalp. - Final testing of subjective pain and heart rate variability will be performed 15 minutes after the intervention.

    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
    • Recruiting soon
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Sep 2024
    • Organisation
    • The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting soon
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Sep 2024
    • Organisation
    • The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

    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