News : 2013 : July

Ian D. Hentall, Ph.D., left, and Jonathan Jagid, M.D.

Researchers Ready to Try Deep Brain Stimulation to Reduce Pain in Spinal Cord Injured Patients

Borrowing a treatment strategy proven to work for Parkinson’s disease, a multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Ian D. Hentall, Ph.D., research associate professor of neurological surgery, and Jonathan Jagid, M.D., associate professor of neurological surgery, expect to begin a clinical trial soon to determine if electrically stimulating the brain of spinal cord-injuried patients can reduce pain and other symptoms. .

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