← Back to Search

Behavioural Intervention

Spinal Cord Injury Group for Spinal Cord Injury

N/A
Waitlist Available
Led By Monica Perez, PhD, PT
Research Sponsored by Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Able to ambulate a few steps with or without an assistive device.
Male and females between ages 18-85 years
Timeline
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 10 minutes
Awards & highlights

Study Summary

This trial uses a method of vibrations to help manage muscle spasms for people with spinal cord injuries, in order to better understand how and why these spasms happen.

Eligible Conditions
  • Spinal Cord Injury

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
Select...
You can walk a short distance with or without help.
Select...
You are between 18 and 85 years old, regardless of gender.
Select...
You can use both hands to hold and grip things accurately.
Select...
You are able to fully bend and straighten both of your elbows.
Select...
You can walk and perform tests that require the use of both legs.
Select...
You are between 18 and 85 years old, regardless of gender.
Select...
You have had a spinal cord injury for at least one month.
Select...
Your level of spinal cord injury is classified as ASIA A, B, C, or D.
Select...
You have a spinal cord injury above the fifth lumbar vertebra (L5).
Select...
You can visibly move your ankle and hip muscles enough for testing even if you have limited mobility.

Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~10 minutes
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 10 minutes for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Changes in muscle spasms with vibration device
Secondary outcome measures
Questionnaire

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Active Control
Group I: Spinal Cord Injury GroupActive Control1 Intervention
1a. A focus group to gather information about the perceptions, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes towards management of muscle spasms by vibration using our portable device, information that will drive design improvement (size, fit, weight). 1b. In the lab, we will trigger spasms in paralyzed leg muscles in one of two common postures (seated, reclined), detect the contractions using electromyography (EMG), and condition alternate spasms with vibration using our custom device. We will examine the vibration parameters that reduce muscle spasms best. 2. Participants will complete 1 or 2 multi-day experiments. EMG (24-hour) data will be collected at baseline (day 1), during the vibration intervention (day 2), and post intervention (day 3) to examine the acute effects of vibration on muscle spasms
Group II: Healthy Controls GroupActive Control1 Intervention
1. A focus group to gather information about the perceptions, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes towards management of muscle spasms by vibration using our portable device, information that will drive design improvement (size, fit, weight).

Find a Location

Who is running the clinical trial?

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)NIH
1,337 Previous Clinical Trials
648,661 Total Patients Enrolled
Shirley Ryan AbilityLabLead Sponsor
192 Previous Clinical Trials
14,687 Total Patients Enrolled
Monica Perez, PhD, PT5.01 ReviewsPrincipal Investigator - Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Are any senior citizens being recruited for this experiment?

"To be considered eligible for this trial, patients must fall between the ages of 18 and 85."

Answered by AI

Does this scientific exploration still have open opportunities for enrollment?

"By referencing clinicaltrials.gov, we can determine that this trial is presently recruiting members; the study was publicized on July 16th 2019 and recently revised on May 21st 2021."

Answered by AI

Could I qualify to join this research endeavor?

"The parameters for joining this medical trial are a spinal cord injury and falling between the ages of 18 and 85. In total, 198 individuals will be selected to participate in the study."

Answered by AI

What is the participant count for this clinical research?

"Yes, the clinical data hosted on clinicaltrials.gov reveals that this trial is currently recruiting candidates. The initial posting was made on July 16th 2019 and the information has been refreshed as recently as May 21st 2021. This research seeks to enrol 198 people from a single site of operation."

Answered by AI
~35 spots leftby Apr 2025