Transcranial Electrical Stimulation for Cervical Dystonia

Transcranial Electrical Stimulation for Cervical Dystonia

There are two phases. Phase I: A single visit which includes a screening, clinical scales, and a MRI scan with simultaneous tES/sham tES in a randomized block design. Enrolls both Cervical Dystonia (CD) patients and healthy controls. Phase II: 5 consecutive days of 30-90 min visits to campus for tES or sham tES. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) measures and clinical scales will also be included on Day 1 and Day 5 visits. Enrolls only CD patients.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Device - transcranial electrical stimulation

The device is a Neoprene headcap that holds an array of padded electrodes close to the scalp to stimulate the underlying brain.

Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES) for the Treatment of Cervical Dystonia