Neural mechanisms of pain: Relapsing and Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Cohort

type of intervention

Medical procedure / Psychological

recruitment status




type of ms

Relapsing remitting MS

Brief Summary

To investigate the molecular changes over the disease, we will meet the participants once every 3 months for 1h over a 2-year period.
During each meeting, we will collect a venous blood sample (~5-10 minutes), ask you to fill out a survey (~10-20 minutes) and describe your response to a range of mechanical and thermal sensory tests (~10-20 minutes).
A detailed description of the project and the survey will be explained to you prior to starting the study and asking for your consent.

Financial Compensation

25 AUD/session paid every four sessions.

Inclusion Criteria

Clinical diagnosis of Relapsing and Remitting Multiple Sclerosis.

Exclusion Criteria


Anticipated Start Date


Recruitment Contacts

If you are interested in participating in this study or want to know more, please contact Dr David A. Mahns, Associate Professor in Physiology on Tel +61 2 4620 3784 or email
If you agree to participate in this study, you may be asked to sign the Participant Consent Form. The information sheet is for you to keep, and the consent form is retained by the researcher/s.

Further Details

For further details, see here.



The study will be embedded within the Macarthur Clinical School (Campbeltown Hospital) and the Western Sydney School of Medicine (Campbeltown Campus).



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