Post Radiation Plexopathy clinical trials at University of California Health
1 research study open to eligible people
Closed-Loop Deep Brain Stimulation for Refractory Chronic Pain
open to eligible people ages 22-80
Chronic pain affects 1 in 4 US adults, and many cases are resistant to almost any treatment. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) holds promise as a new option for patients suffering from treatment-resistant chronic pain, but traditional approaches target only brain regions involved in one aspect of the pain experience and provide continuous 24/7 brain stimulation which may lose effect over time. By developing new technology that targets multiple, complimentary brain regions in an adaptive fashion, the investigators will test a new therapy for chronic pain that has potential for better, more enduring analgesia.
Our lead scientists for Post Radiation Plexopathy research studies include Philip Starr, M.D., Ph.D. Prasad Shirvalkar, M.D., Ph.D Edward Chang, M.D..