Bradley Kerr and his team to use new funding from the MS Society

Bradley Kerr and his team will use new funding from the MS Society to look beyond the brain and spinal cord in search of the underlying cause of chronic pain common in people with multiple sclerosis—and potentially find ways to eliminate it.

09 March 2021

A newly announced grant from the MS Society is helping researchers at the University of Alberta to better understand the underlying cause of chronic pain that afflicts an estimated half of people with multiple sclerosis, and how to eradicate it.

Bradley Kerr and his team are looking in particular at the peripheral nervous system, which involves all the nerves in the body outside of the brain and spinal cord. The researchers will use the funding, worth just under $300,000 over three years, to study one of the most common types of chronic neuropathic pain in MS, trigeminal neuralgia—a facial pain that can be devastating for sufferers.

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