Influence of Spinal Stimulation Frequency on Spasticity, Motor Control, and Pain After Spinal Cord Injury

Technology
Spasticity
Online since 19 February 2024, updated 51 days ago

About this trial

The goal of this study is to identify the effect of different types of noninvasive spinal stimulation on spasticity (involuntary muscle activity), muscle strength, and pain in people with spinal cord ...

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 16 years
Injury level
C1 - T12
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 3 months
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-T12
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have had heart issues
    NOT have implanted stimulators

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    Transcutaneous spinal stimulation (TSS) is a noninvasive electrical stimulation that is applied over the skin of the low back and stomach. In prior research studies, TSS has reduced spasticity without the negative side effects of drug therapies. Although research in TSS is growing, the best dosage of TSS remains unknown. We want to further advance the effects of TSS by comparing three different frequencies. Frequency is the number of electrical pulses that are delivered over a period of time. Frequency can affect the activation of nerves and therefore affect the outcome of TSS. Participation in this study includes testing of your spasticity, strength, and pain before and after 30 minutes of TSS.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Spasticity

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Pain

    Standing/walking/mobility

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

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    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
    • 19 Feb 2024
    • Organisation
    • Shepherd Center, Atlanta GA
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 19 Feb 2024
    • Organisation
    • Shepherd Center, Atlanta GA

    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