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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Chronic Pain, Post Stroke Pain, Phantom Limb Pain or Spinal Cord Injuries
and you are
over 21
years old
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The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) holds promise as a new option for patients suffering from treatment-resistant chronic pain, but current technology is unable to reliably achieve long-term pain symptom relief. A "one-size-fits-all" approach of continuous, 24/7 brain stimulation has helped patients with some movement disorders, but the key to reducing pain may be the activation of stimulation only when needed, as this may help keep the brain from adapting to stimulation effects. By expanding the technological capabilities of an investigative brain stimulation device, the investigators will enable the delivery of stimulation only when pain signals in the brain are high, and then test whether this more personalized stimulation leads to reliable symptom relief for chronic pain patients over extended periods of time.

Provided treatments

  • Device: Medtronic Activa PC+S
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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT03029884. The sponsor of the trial is University of California, San Francisco and it is looking for 10 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Technology Development for Closed-loop Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Refractory Neuropathic Pain