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.
Individuals with chronic pain (recurring pain lasting for more than 3 months) who are 18 or over.
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.
The research will take place with the Human Pain Research Group at Salford Royal.
Please see information sheets for further details about this opportunity.
Ethics approved references for this study are listed below