Center for the Study and Treatment of Pain
The Clinical Trials Unit at the Center for the Study and Treatment of Pain serves to provide patients with the most up to date care by offering the opportunity to participate in cutting edge, phase II-IV research studies. Research opportunities exist for a variety of chronic pain conditions, and new clinical studies are initiated on a regular basis. Participants are provided with access to new medications and technologies, excellent care by our staff, as well as the chance to help the community at large.
The following studies are currently open and seeking eligible participants:
- Magnetoencephalographic (MEG) Studies of Neurologic and Psychiatric Patients (Thalamocortical Dysrrhythmia Syndrome in Spinal Cord Injury)
- Magnetoencephalographic Studies of Neurologic and Psychiatric Patients (Brain Rhythms in Trigeminal Neuralgia)
- A Pilot Study of 10 Patients to Determine the Efficacy of Therapeutic Class IV Laser Treatment on Local Muscle Spasm Associated with Myofascial Pain Syndrome, in Patients with Neck Pain
- Brain Rhythms in Fibromyalgia: A Magnetoencephalographic (MEG) Study
How to Make an Appointment for Clinical Trials Unit
If you have any of the following painful conditions you may be eligible to participate:
- Chronic constipation caused by the use of opioid medications (like morphine, methadone, fentanyl…)
- Chronic Low Back Pain
- Low back pain requiring lumbar fusion
- Non-radiating neck pain
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
Am I a Candidate?
Each clinical trial has a set of guidelines called eligibility criteria that are used to determine the best candidates for the trial. Some clinical trials seek candidates that are afflicted with the illness or condition being studied, while others require healthy participants.
Researchers want to make sure that the volunteers are similar in key ways to make sure the results of the study are as accurate as possible. Examples of criteria include:
- Previous Treatment History
- Type/Stage of Disease
- Other Medical Conditions
Only the research team of a study can determine eligibility.
If you are interested in participating in clinical studies and would like more information please contact the Clinical Research Coordinator:
Annelise Von Bergen