Biomarkers for Pain in Spinal Cord Injury
Lead Physician: Gigi Hergenroeder, R.N.
Investigators in this
clinical trial believe that spinal cord injury (SCI) patients who develop
chronic pain have biomarkers in their blood that can predict their condition.
Patients two or more years post injury, who have been identified as having
neuropathic pain or no pain, will be asked to donate blood samples that will be
evaluated for biomarkers.
The goal of the research is early intervention to
prevent the onset of chronic pain.