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Chronic Pain Study

Research Question:
How are chronic pain conditions affected by brain processes (or vice-versa)?

Basic Study Information

Purpose:
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 multiple conditions. 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).

Location: UR-CABIN; 430 Elmwood Ave; Rochester NY 14624
Study Reference #: 4337

Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)

Lead Researcher:  Paul Geha

Study Contact Information

Study Coordinator: Pain Lab
Phone: (585) 275-4424
Email: painlab@urmc.rochester.edu

Additional Study Details

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 visit 2.

Parking:  Free
Transportation Coverage:  No
Reimbursement:  Yes
Payment Details:  Payment is up to $150, depending on number of visits.

Learn More About These Conditions

More information about Back Pain

More information about Chronic pain

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