Chronic Pain Project Receives Funding

We are delighted to announce that Spinal Research have donated over 60% of the funding required for a pioneering project investigating neuropathic pain. The project was inspired by the interests of Professor Paul Kennedy, and written up by our Research Director, Dr Julian Taylor. This injection of funds, paired with our reserves underwriting the project, will enable the study to go ahead.

In the UK, approximately 40,000 people are living with spinal cord injury. An estimated two-thirds of these individuals live with neuropathic (chronic) pain, which has an enormous impact on psychological well-being and quality of life. Despite recent advances in our understanding of how non-invasive brain modulation or electroencephalographic (EEG) feedback may control neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury, little is known of how these therapeutic strategies may control specific high-impact pain phenotypes, normal endogenous pain control and reducing maladaptive and adaptive coping strategies. This project will harness both national and international expertise to assess the effect of established research protocols for non-invasive magnetic stimulation and EEG neurofeedback of pain centres on resting and pain-evoked activity, within these areas.

If you’d like to learn more about this study, or any of our research, then please contact Julian Taylor

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