Fundraiser to support research at Neurolab
A weekend fundraising walk organized by people living with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is supporting research at McMaster University’s Neurolab.
The lab is conducting a study that tests the effects of brain stimulation to alleviate pain in individuals living with CRPS. Symptoms of CRPS – a chronic pain condition that affects the nerves – include increased sensitivity to pain, swelling, changes in skin colour and temperature, limited range of motion and motor dysfunction. More than 9,000 Canadians have been diagnosed with CRPS.
All proceeds from the 5th annual Walk to Conquer CRPS will cover participants’ transportation costs to the lab. In Hamilton, the walk will start at Pier 4 Park (64 Leander Drive in Hamilton) at noon on Saturday, Aug. 19th
Neurolab, led by Kinesiology professor Aimee Nelson, focuses on neural plasticity within sensorimotor spinal and cortical circuits for the ultimate purpose of improving hand and arm control. The lab is funded by CFI, ORF, NSERC, CRC, Early Researcher Award and other institutions.
Established in 2017, Conquer CRPS is a complex regional pain syndrome support group that helps patients and doctors navigate through life with CRPS and chronic pain.Outreach, Research excellence