tDCS for SCI Pain

Investigation of the mechanisms of transcranial direct current stimulation of motor cortex for the treatment of chronic pain in spinal cord injury

Principal Investigator: Dr. Felipe Fregni
Study Contact:Sandra Carvalho - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This study is investigating a noninvasive method of brain stimulation (Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation- tDCS) for the relief of chronic pain due to a previous spinal cord injury.

The study takes about 2 months to complete, with a total of 16 study visits. In addition to tDCS, the study includes neurological testing, and MRI to measure the effects of the stimulation.

Population: Males and females between the ages of 18-64 with complete or incomplete spinal cord injury, with ability to undergo MRI and self-transfer to MRI scanner bed, and with no metallic plate or implants in the head.

More about our current studies on pain in SCI - using tDCS:

iconResearch on Pain in SCI (non-invasive stimulation)

Related Research Publications:

icon A sham controlled phase II trial of tDCS for pain in SCI
iconA systematic review on reporting and assessment of adverse effects associated with tDCS