Fibromyalgia

We have finished enrolling in the study and will be sharing results hopefully by late 2017

About the Study

Stanford University Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab seeks to understand why pain is felt in patients with Fibromyalgia. We will take pictures of the brain and spine using functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in individuals with Fibromyalgia.

What will I be asked to do?

  • Complete an online packet of questionnaires prior to your visit.
  • Participate in a study visit at the Richard M. Lucas Center for Imaging on the Stanford Campus: http://lucasmr.stanford.edu/directions

The study visit will take up to 3 hours and will include:

  • An MRI scan of your brain and spinal cord. During the scan you will be asked to rest with your eyes closed or to participate in a game task
  • Questionnaires
  • Sensory tests (for example, placing your hand in ice water and telling the researcher or research coordinator how cold it feels to you)

Who can participate?

We need 2 groups of individuals for this study:

  • Women with Fibromyalgia
  • Women without chronic pain (healthy volunteers)

Eligible to Participate:

  • No metallic implants, permanent piercings, or metal fragments in the body
  • Not pregnant or planning to become pregnant

Is there any compensation?

Participants will be compensated $20 per hour. You will also be given a picture of your brain.

How do I get involved?

  • To volunteer for the study click here 
  • We will contact you within the next few weeks if you are eligible to participate

How do I learn more?

We have finished enrolling in the study and will be sharing results hopefully by late 2017.

Call

  • 650.725.9638

Who is on the research team?