Brianna Castellano

Student NameBrianna Castellano
Faculty Mentor NameStephen, Coombes
CollegeCollege of Health and Human Performance
MajorApplied Physiology and Kinesiology
Research InterestsSpinal Cord Stimulation
Academic AwardsUniversity Scholars Program 2020
Hobbies and InterestsSurfing
Playing Guitar

Research Project

Short-term and Long-term Effects of Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy?

My research problem will investigate how short term and long-term effects of spinal cord stimulation affects behavior as well as psychological measurements of pain and disability in patients with chronic low back pain. I hypothesize that the short-term benefits of the partially implanted spinal cord stimulator will result in a reduced pain level and increased lumbar flexion. I also hypothesize that the long-term benefits of SCS therapy will be reduced pain, improved gait/ balance, and increased lumbar flexion.