Developing brain stimulation as a treatment for chronic pain in opiate dependent individuals

Date Added
July 3rd, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00078668
Researcher
Jeffrey Borckardt

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Keywords
Brain, Drug Studies, Pain, Psychiatry
Summary

The purpose of this study is to develop transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as a novel, non-pharmacologic approach to decreasing pain in individuals with chronic pain. This study will test whether rTMS over the prefrontal cortex can produce a reduction in your perception of pain, your desire to use opiates, and your brain's response to opiate cues. The results of this study will be used to design and develop a large clinical trial of rTMS as an innovative, new treatment option for chronic lower back pain in individuals that may have used chronic opiates.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Julia Wolf
843-792-5560
imperato@musc.edu



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