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Fibromyalgia Volunteers Needed for fMRI Study

 The Center for Musculoskeletal Pain and Fatigue is looking for Research Volunteers

Fibromyalgia (FMS) and other chronic pain disorders are often difficult to diagnose and treat. We are studying central nervous system mechanisms which are at the cause of chronic pain and fatigue in FMS and other chronic pain conditions. Our findings may aid diagnosis and inform physicians on better approaches for the treatments of chronic pain conditions. Many medical discoveries are not possible without volunteers.


You are eligible for our research if you:

 

  • Are between 18 to 70 years old
  • Do not have claustrophobia
  • Do not have diabetes, cancer, or weigh over 250 lbs.
  • Do not have metallic objects in your head or back
  • Do not have a pacemaker

What will be done during your research visit?

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For your appointment, you will receive

  • Quantitative sensory testing of your pain sensitivity
  • Complete questionnaires
  • Evaluations of your eligibility for brain and spinal cord imaging
  • We will always inform you beforehand what test will be done and what to expect

Our tests are safe and generally well tolerated. More importantly, you can stop testing for any reason at any time.


Compensation for Time and Travel

The Center for Musculoskeletal Pain Research will offer monetary compensation for qualified volunteers. Volunteers will also receive a free parking voucher for the duration of their visit.


For more information

If you are interested in participating or have any questions or concerns about our research study please contact us at:

  • Phone: (352) 265-8901
  • Email: painresearch@medicine.ufl.edu
  • Contact box: Fill out the contact box with your information and we will get back to you as soon as possible.