Descriptive Pilot Study of the Effects of a Standardized Neuromodulation Program on Cortical Brain Function in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients (NEMOLOC)

  • End date
    Oct 11, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nīmes
Updated on 11 October 2022
back pain
low back pain


This study aims to evaluate neurofeedback-induced changes in brain function and the correlations between these changes and clinical scores by functional magnetic resonance imaging and electroencephalography in patients with low back pain.

Condition Low Back Pain, Chronic Low Back Pain
Treatment Neurofeedback treatment, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03929952
SponsorCentre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nīmes
Last Modified on11 October 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Patient with a wifi connexion at home
Patient with the ability to modulate the height of the candle by thinking in the alpha synchrony test
Patient with chronic low back pain for more than six months with a visual analogue pain scale greater than 5 impacting activities of daily living, hobbies and work
Patient having given free and informed consent and signed consent
Affected patient or beneficiary of a health insurance plan
Patient who is at least 18 years old (≥) and younger than 75 years old (<)

Exclusion Criteria

Pregnant or breastfeeding patient
Patient with a contraindication to performing a fMRI scan: ferromagnetic implant in the body, piercing, claustrophobia, unable to remain in the scanner stationary for 40 minutes
Patient already included in another study
Patient in a exclusion period determined by a previous study
The subject is under the protection of justice, guardianship or curatorship
The subject refuses to sign the consent
It is not possible to give the subject informed information
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