Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
1345 Govan Road, Glasgow

Participants Wanted for Study:
Longitudinal Analysis of EEG Markers of
Central Neuropathic Pain in Spinal Cord Injury

This study is a collaboration between NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the University of Glasgow and Cumulus Neuroscience

We are looking for people 18-70 years old, who had spinal cord injury more than a year ago, have confirmed nerve pain treated with medications, and have an Internet connection at home.

You are invited to take part in a research study looking into brain makers of neuropathic (nerve) pain. We hope to discover a relationship between pain intensity and changes in brain activity. In the future, this should help your doctor understand whether a certain medicine works for you or not, even before you start feeling the effect of the medication.

To monitor brain activity we use electroencephalography (EEG) which is a non-invasive recording technique. You will receive a portable wireless EEG device and tablet computer to take home for the duration of the study.

We shall provide you training with EEG device and computer games and you will then be asked to use EEG to record your brain activity on 10 days over a period of 2-3 months at your home.

You may choose where you’d like to receive your training in person at the Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit or remotely.

The whole study can be organised remotely without any visit to the hospital.

Please note that this study does not offer a pain treatment but will inform future pain treatments.

There will be a small financial remuneration (as yet unspecified).

If you would like more information about the project, please send an email with the title 'EEG Neuropathic Pain Study' to

[email protected]

Closing date Friday 9th June