Chronic Pain StudyResearch Question:
How are chronic pain conditions affected by brain processes (or vice-versa)?
Basic Study Information
Purpose:Location: UR-CABIN; 430 Elmwood Ave; Rochester NY 14624
This study will use subjective rating methods, computer-based games, and brain imaging
to study the characteristics of chronic pain and brain processes that cause them.
By so doing we hope to obtain new information and understanding of chronic pain across
Eligibility: Ages 18-65; in generally stable health; diagnosed with a pain condition:
Chronic back pain (CBP), Osteoarthritis of the knee (OAk), Temporomandibular joint
disorder(TMJ), Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), or Pelvic Pain (PP).
Study Reference #: 4337
Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)
Lead Researcher: Paul Geha
Study Contact InformationStudy Coordinator: Pain Lab
Phone: (585) 275-4424
Additional Study Details
All participants will be asked to come to the Principal Investigator's Lab for 1-2
visits. On visit 1, participants will fill out a demographic and clinical questionnaire
to assess pain, mood, anxiety, impulsivity, feeding behavior, history of early trauma,
and stress. They will be asked to rate their pain level.
At visit 2, participants will also undergo MRI scan with thermal stimulation and asked
to rate how painful the stimulation is, with the same procedures they practiced at
Payment is up to $150, depending on number of visits.
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