Phantom Limb Pain clinical trials at UCSF
1 in progress, 1 open to new patients
open to eligible people ages 21 years and up
This study evaluates invasive deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of two types of chronic neuropathic pain, i) thalamic pain syndrome and ii) phantom limb pain. Participants will be implanted with recording / stimulation electrodes in pain-related circuits of the brain. Relief of pain symptoms with stimulation will be studied in both groups. It is hypothesized that neural signals will correlate with pain states and that DBS can disrupt these pain states in both groups, perhaps with differences in underlying neural mechanisms for pain relief.
San Francisco, California