Finding new treatments for chronic pain

Study summary

The Human Pain Research group at Salford is working towards new technologies that can both measure and treat changes in the brain that might contribute to chronic pain.

The team are exploring a new approach aimed at reducing the unpleasantness of pain in chronic pain patients using touch stimulation.

Who can take part?

Individuals with chronic pain (recurring pain lasting for more than 3 months) who are 18 or over.

What will the research involve?

The research will involve coming to the labs at Salford Royal for one visit that will last approximately three hours. The research team want to see if stimulating the hand with electrical pulses has an effect on the activity in your brain that will cause pain relief.  To do this, you will need to do something called an EEG (a completely safe and non-painful test that’s used in research and hospitals). The EEG requires you to wear a cap which has electrodes on that detect electrical activity in your brain. When you have the EEG cap on, the team will stimulate your hand and record how your brain responds to the stimulation.

Where will the research take place?

The research will take place with the Human Pain Research Group at Salford Royal.



Posted on 13th May 2019 by Jess Zadik

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Study References

Ethics approved references for this study are listed below

  • Research Ethics Committee ref 17/NW/0255

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