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Volunteers Sought for Fibromyalgia Study
Start Date
05/22/2013
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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Seeking Volunteers
For Fibromyalgia Treatment Study

Pain-Free, Noninvasive Study to Test Experimental Device

Pontiac, Mich.—St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) is seeking volunteers interested in participating in a research study testing a new treatment for fibromyalgia, a medical condition that is most often associated with full-body chronic pain and fatigue. 

The study involves the use of an experimental medical device called NeuroPoint®, designed to deliver therapeutic electrical stimulation to regions of the brain that are believed to be involved in the abnormal pain processing and other symptoms of fibromyalgia.  The stimulation signal does not “shock you,” nor does it cause any pain or discomfort.  The entire process is noninvasive, meaning nothing ever pierces the skin or is taken internally.

This research study does not involve the use of any kind of medication or drug.  Patients enrolled in the study will receive treatment and evaluation at an outpatient office twice a week for 12 weeks.  Only 60 patients will be enrolled in the study. 

Individuals between the ages of 22 and 65 who are suffering from fibromyalgia and interested in learning more about this study should call (248) 254-6480 or toll-free (800) 787-5940, or visit the website www.neuropointstudy.com.

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