The Danish Pain Research Center (DPRC)
conducts research in neuropathic pain with national,
foundation and industry funding. The Center was founded
in 1994 as a university-based clinical research unit by
neurologist Troels Staehelin Jensen, who is Director of the Center. The mission of the research is to
understand the mechanisms of neuropathic pain to improve
treatment. The Center has a close collaboration with the Neuropathic Pain Clinic.
Investigators in the DPRC integrate a wide range of
methods from pharmacology, neurophysiology, animal behavioral studies, fMR imaging and clinical observations, and the Center has all
equipment and resources required to perform
clinical trials according to Good Clinical Practice including the
equipment and experience necessary to
quantitative sensory testing using thermal, electrical,
tactile and vibratory stimuli.
Current areas of research interests include
spinal cord injury pain, postoperative pain, poststroke pain,
complex regional pain syndrome, painful peripheral neuropathy
and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
The DPRC is located in beautiful surroundings at Aarhus University Hospital,