Fibromyalgia trial set Aug. 1

By Website Administrator | Jul 10, 2002

Applications for the Fibromyalgia Treatment Clinical Trial at McLaren Regional Medical Center, in conjunction with Kettering University, will be accepted until Aug. 1.

Applications for the Fibromyalgia Treatment Clinical Trial at McLaren Regional Medical Center, in conjunction with Kettering University, will be accepted until Aug. 1.

Research applications are available online at www.fm-research.com or can be obtained by calling (810) 762-9791. Patients are encouraged to apply.

Dr. Jeff Hargrove, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Kettering, has worked with nationally known specialists in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta to develop a diagnostic tool and course of treatment for patients suffering from fibromyalgia and myofascial pain. Hargrove will be working with Flint's McLaren Regional Medical Center residency directors Dr. Susan Smith and Dr. Sunil Nagpal to conduct the treatment's clinical trial.

The trial is only the second one in the country to study the effects of cranial neurostimulation on fibromyalgia patients, including the effects on myofascial trigger points relating to muscle pain symptoms.

More information is available online at: www.fm-research.com