Non-invasive brain stimulation for pain reduction in patients with MS

Dr Maryam Zoghi

La Trobe University

| Better treatments | Social And Applied Research | Incubator | 2021 | Investigator Led Research |


MS is a neurological disease that predominantly affects young adults. Pain can be a significant problem for a substantial proportion of people with MS. It can have a severe impact on activities of daily living and can be difficult to manage with medications.

The aim of this study is to assess the long-lasting effect of a non-invasive brain stimulation technique on pain reduction and improving the quality of life in people with MS. This treatment will be delivered with a battery-operated device which is very safe with very little side effects (e.g. mild itching sensation under one of the electrodes). If this stimulation technique is effective in reducing pain for several weeks, it may provide a new option for pain relief and pain management in people with MS who experience pain.

Updated: 16 November, 2021

Stages of the research process

Fundamental laboratory

Laboratory research that investigates scientific theories behind the possible causes, disease progression, ways to diagnose and better treat MS.

Lab to clinic timeline: 10+ years

Research that builds on fundamental scientific research to develop new therapies, medical procedures or diagnostics and advances it closer to the clinic.

Lab to clinic timeline: 5+ years
Clinical Studies
and Clinical Trials

Clinical research is the culmination of fundamental and translational research turning those research discoveries into treatments and interventions for people with MS.

Lab to clinic timeline: 1-5 years


Grant Awarded

  • Incubator Grant

Total Funding

  • $25,000


  • 1 year

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Non-invasive brain stimulation for pain reduction in patients with MS