We're located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27103.
Do you charge any fees?
None. There is zero cost to participate in the study.
Do you compensate or reimburse patients for travel expenses?
Yes, patients are compensated for travel expenses up to 75 miles away.
How do I know if I qualify?
You are likely to qualify if:
1. You have had nerve pain for >3 months (this often feels like burning, prickling, or stabbing) 2. The cause of this pain was either physical trauma or surgery (ex: burns, operations, accidents, etc.) 3. You do not have an implanted surgical device (ex: pacemaker, insullin pump, etc.)
4. You are between 18 and 75
How long does the treatment take?
Each treatment only takes 14 minutes to administer.
How long does the trial last?
Up to 12 months, with one visit a month after month 3, and more frequent visits in month 1 & 2.
How does this treatment actually work?
The study's treatment is based off a well-established therapy called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
In TMS, low-frequency electromagnetic pulses have been shown to reduce neuronal firing. This study is attempting to use the same technology to limit firing from hypersensitive nerves, which are often the cause of chronic nerve pain.
When you receive the treatment, a team member will hold a plastic wand a few inches away from the source of your pain. Over 14 minutes, this wand will emit electromagnetic pulses, but you probably won't feel a thing. For more details, you can read case studies here.
Will anyone know I participated?
No, this is a confidential research study. Your physician will not be informed.