Research Study

Secondary Hyperalgesia Following Prolonged Low-Dosage Capsaicin Application
Principal Investigator 
John Kramer

Overview

Body Locations and Systems 
Pain
Status 
Recruiting
Study Start/End 
Nov 25, 2020
Locations 
ICORD – Blusson Pavilion
Name/Title 
Hannah Goodings
Phone 
604-675-8876
Email Address 
hannah.goodings@ubc.ca
Purpose of Study 

The purpose of this study is to develop a better understanding of the response of heat desensitized skin, resulting from prolonged low percentage capsaicin application, following an adjacent primary sensitization to the surrounding skin.

Eligibility 

To be eligible for this study, participants must be:

  • Between 18 and 45 years at the first examination, 
  • Have no chronic pain diagnosis,
  • Be proficient in English; and
  • Have access to a device that can consistently connect to internet with a camera and microphone (ie: smart phone or computer).
Disclaimer 

Study Coordinators and Research Nurses cannot give medical advice over the phone. Telephone numbers and email addresses are provided for obtaining additional information on specific research studies only. If you have specific questions which require clinical expertise, please call your primary care physician.