tDCS for SCI Pain (Vis. Illusion)

Investigation of the mechanisms of transcranial direct current stimulation of motor cortex coupled with visual illusion 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 15 study visits.  In addition to tDCS, the study includes neurological testing.

Population: Males and females between the ages of 18-64, with complete or incomplete spinal cord injury, with no metallic plate or implants in the head.

 

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

icon Research on Pain in SCI (non-invasive stimulation)

Related Research Publications: 

icon Effectiveness of tDCS and Visual Illusion on neuropathic pain in SCI
icon A systematic review on reporting and assessment of adverse effects associated with tDCS