Event Title

The Effects of Spinal Cord Stimulation on Physical and Social Pain

Faculty Advisor

Joe Williams

Graduation Year

2021

Location

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

13-4-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

13-4-2019 10:00 AM

Description

Spinal cord stimulation is a relatively new form of treatment for those who suffer chronic back pain. While it has been proven to be an effective form of treatment, the neurological mechanism behind this is still unknown. It is also known that the brain mechanisms for physical pain are similar to those of social pain. The present study used electroencephalography (EEG) to determine the mechanism behind both physical pain and social pain in patients who have been surgically implanted with spinal cord stimulators. This was done by analyzing data from four variations: 1. The stimulator was on and subjects were told it was on 2. The stimulator was on and they were told it was off. 3. It was off and they were told it was on. 4. It was off and they were told it was off. Results from these four conditions will be discussed.

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The Effects of Spinal Cord Stimulation on Physical and Social Pain

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Spinal cord stimulation is a relatively new form of treatment for those who suffer chronic back pain. While it has been proven to be an effective form of treatment, the neurological mechanism behind this is still unknown. It is also known that the brain mechanisms for physical pain are similar to those of social pain. The present study used electroencephalography (EEG) to determine the mechanism behind both physical pain and social pain in patients who have been surgically implanted with spinal cord stimulators. This was done by analyzing data from four variations: 1. The stimulator was on and subjects were told it was on 2. The stimulator was on and they were told it was off. 3. It was off and they were told it was on. 4. It was off and they were told it was off. Results from these four conditions will be discussed.