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Uncovering Neural Mechanisms of Chronic Pain in Post-Treatment Lyme Syndrome (Lyme Disease)
A Brain Imaging Study of Chronic Pain in Post-Treatment Lyme Disease
Sponsor:Columbia Lyme & Tick-borne Diseases Research Center
Enrolling:Male and Female Patients
Study Length:1 Years
Clinic Visits:2
Age Range:Between 18 and 55 years old
IRB Number:7756
Contact: Lyme Center: 6467747503 / lymecenter@cumc.columbia.edu
Additional Study Information:

Why do some individuals continue to experience chronic symptoms of Lyme Disease, such as pain, fatigue, sensory hypersensitivity, and neurocognitive difficulties long after receiving treatment? Through the use of brain imaging (functional MRI) and specific biomarker testing, we hope to gain a better understanding as to why patients develop this persistent, debilitating pain. Based on prior research, we suspect that Lyme disease may change the pattern of an individual's brain activation, making him or her more sensitive to pain than a healthy person. If we can identify the hyper-activated brain networks in patients with chronic Lyme symptoms, then that information can inform the design of better diagnostic tests as well as new treatment methods that target symptom reduction.

Do You Qualify?
Have you been diagnosed and treated for Lyme Disease?YesNo
Are you between the ages of 18 and 55 years old?YesNo
Are you right-handed?YesNo
Do you have any non-removable metal in your body? (ie. pacemaker, surgical implant, braces, etc.)YesNo
Do you have have any blue (metallic ink) tattoos?YesNo
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Who Can I Contact?
For more information, please contact:
Lyme Center
Email: lymecenter@cumc.columbia.edu
Phone: 6467747503