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The SPRINT® System a Nerve Stimulator for People with Head Pain

(IRB#: IRB_00159617)

The SPRINT® system can block nerves that send pain signals to the brain. Research is needed to learn how safe the SPRINT® system stimulator is and how well it helps people with head pain. The information we gain may aid future patients.


  • All genders
  • Over 18 years old
  • Volunteers with special conditions
  •   In Person
  • Paid

Who can participate?

 Gender: All genders

  Age: Over 18 years old

  Volunteers: Volunteers with special conditions

   Location: In Person

Inclusion Criteria

  • Ages 21 years and older
  • Steady pain on one side of the head or face OR
  • Throbbing, sharp pain in the upper neck, back of the head, and behind the ears
  • Attend in person at the University of Utah

Exclusion Criteria

  • Changes to daily pain medication in 4 weeks before participation
  • Radiofrequency ablation of nerves in the neck within the last 6 months (a way to control the pain of body nerves)
  • BOTOX injections (a way to reduce headaches and any other use) in the last 3 months or any steroid injections in your neck in the last 6 weeks
  • Diagnosed with Diabetes Type 1 or Type 2
  • Diagnosed head pain as migraine or tension headaches

Will I be paid for my time?


For more information contact:

PMR Research Group


IRB#: IRB_00159617

PI: Zachary McCormick

Department: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Approval Date: 2023-05-10 06:00:00

Study Categories: Bone and Muscle Studies

Specialties: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Last Updated: 6/8/23