Our Research : Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Simulation (TENS) for the Prevention of Neuropathic Pain

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Simulation (TENS) for the Prevention of Neuropathic Pain

Principal Investigator: Dr. Elizabeth Felix, PhD

The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of preemptive/early-intervention TENS to decrease the risk of chronic neuropathic pain after SCI.

The study involves possible treatment with TENS during an 8 week period (2 treatments per week) and detailed assessments of touch, temperature, and pain sensations, as well as completion of questionnaires about pain and other health issues several time over a 12 month period.

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Candidates will be men or women, 18 years or older, with a traumatic SCI that has occurred within four months.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Sequoia Jackson: snj31@med.miami.edu or 305-243-3575