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Clinical Trial 2373

Menlo Park, CA 94025


Study Summary:

We are currently inviting chronic pain patients to participate in a study to investigate a treatment for pain that uses newly developed brain imaging methods to train participants to control their own brain activation. All participants in this study will receive a new form of cognitive training for controlling pain. A central goal of the study is to measure the impact of a new form of cognitive strategies for pain control on activations from brain regions involved in the experience of pain. Participants will be scanned using functional MRI while they employ cognitive strategies allowing the participant to view their brain activity. Some participants will see their own brain activation during this process while other participants will see very similar but simulated data that does not come from their brain.

Benefits to Participants

  • Access a newly developed experimental brain imaging technology only available through this study
  • Help with the research process of developing a potential future treatment for chronic pain
Sponsor

The Principal Investigator on this research study is Dr. Christopher deCharms, PhD. This study is sponsored by Omneuron, Inc. and receives funding from the National Institutes of Health.


Qualified Participants Must:

• Be 21 to 60 years of age
• Be clinically diagnosed chronic pain. Some example diagnoses include: CRPS, RSD, neuropathy, neuralgia, fibromyalgia, or migraine
• Not have implanted medical devices that are not compatible with MRI (spinal cord stimulator/pump, pacemaker, surgical aneurysm clip, etc)
• Not have a recent history of severe psychiatric illness
• Weight less than 220 lbs
• Be able to be scanned in MRI without claustrophobia
• Not have facial tattoos, non-removable metal implants, piercings, or extensive dental work
• Not be pregnant or having fertility treatments
• Be able to read and understand English
• Be able to meet additional screening criteria for MRI safety


Qualified Participants May Receive:

In addition to extensive interaction with our knowledgeable research team, eligible participants will receive cash compensation for their participation (i.e. travel time, questionnaires, and all time in scanner).


Clinical trials are medical research studies designed to test the safety and/or effectiveness of new investigational drugs, devices, or treatments in humans. These studies are conducted worldwide for a range of conditions and illnesses. Learn more about clinical research and participating in a study at About Clinical Trials.