MRI Brain and Spinal Cord Study for Fibromyalgia

Determine your eligibility:

About the Study

We are recruiting female participants with Fibromyalgia for an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan study. We are also seeking female participants free of chronic pain.

This study assesses the brain and spinal cord with the goal to develop safe and effective pain treatments and therapies for fibromyalgia.

Funding for this study is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

What does the study involve for participants?

  • Two visits at Stanford University, 3.5 hours per visit
  • MRI brain and spinal cord scans
  • Surveys
  • Sensory testing on the skin for pressure, heat, and cold
  • Receive up to $500 in compensation

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Right handed
  • Female between 18-65 years of age
  • Have a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia with a duration >3 months
  • English fluency
  • Do not have spinal pathology or opioid use
  • Have no contraindications to MRI (no metallic implants, non-removable piercings, or head and neck tattoos)
  • not claustrophobic
  • not pregnant
  • No history of substance abuse disorder
  • No pending personal litigation relating to an injury

Find out if you are eligible!

If you have Fibromyalgia: Click here to access the screening survey.

If you are free of chronic pain: Click here to access the screening survey.

A study coordinator will contact you if you may be eligible for the study.

We will do everything possible to keep your data private as required by law and will not share it with anyone who is not working on the study.

For questions about the study, contact the study coordinator:
Phone: (650)497-0857

For questions regarding participant rights, contact:
Phone: (866) 680-2906