Summary

Eligibility
for people ages 18-65 (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
Location
at La Jolla, California
Dates
study started
estimated completion

Description

Summary

This study compares how different types of touch found in massage therapies impact pain perception, and whether these effects differ in individuals with and without chronic pain. This study also examines psychological factors that may predict differences in touch perception in individuals with chronic pain. This research will improve our understanding of whether and how massage therapies can benefit pain and health, and whether this differs in people who suffer from chronic pain.

Keywords

Fibromyalgia Chronic Pain affective touch

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-65

  • ages 18-65
  • fluent in English
  • physician diagnosis of Fibromyalgia (patients) or no evidence of chronic pain (healthy volunteers)

You CAN'T join if...

  • sensory, motor, or anatomic differences or injuries relevant to study procedures
  • known anomalies of the central nervous system (including stroke, dementia, aneurysm, or personal history of psychosis)
  • contraindications to MRI if participating in pilot MRI study
  • pregnancy
  • inability to rate pain or sensations
  • major medical conditions
  • history of blood clots or first degree family members with clotting disorders
  • current use of opiate medications
  • unable to identify pain-free locations on limbs for testing
  • does not find our heat stimulus painful enough

Location

  • ACTRI
    La Jolla California 92093 United States

Details

Status
not yet accepting patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
Laura Case
ID
NCT04206397
Study Type
Interventional
Last Updated