Treatment of Chronic Thoracic and Neck and Upper Extremity Pain
To study improvements or lack thereof with the interlaminar epidural patients with or without steroids experiences mid back, upper back or neck pain with or without chest wall and upper extremity pain of at least 6-months duration non-responsive to conservative management.
This is a Single-center, prospective, controlled, double-blind, randomized study in thoracic and cervical regions.
Patients are studied in 2 groups in each region.
- Group I-local anesthetic only.
- Group II-local anesthetic with 6 mg of non-particulate Celestone.
All patients will be unblinded at 12 or 24 months. Non-responsive patients will be unblinded after 3 months and will be crossed over to a different group, if patient consents. Non-responsive patients may be unblinded and withdrawn from the study at any time.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Dose Comparison, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Thoracic and cervical interlaminar epidural injections, Xylocaine, Celestone
Ambulatory Surgery Center
Active, not recruiting
Pain Management Center of Paducah
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01071369
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Cervical Rib Syndrome
A condition associated with compression of the BRACHIAL PLEXUS; SUBCLAVIAN ARTERY; and SUBCLAVIAN VEIN at the thoracic outlet and caused by a complete or incomplete anomalous CERVICAL RIB or fascial band connecting the tip of a cervical rib with the first thoracic rib. Clinical manifestations may include pain in the neck and shoulder which radiates into the upper extremity, PARESIS or PARALYSIS of brachial plexus innervated muscles; sensory loss; PARESTHESIAS; ISCHEMIA; and EDEMA. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p214)
A network of nerve fibers originating in the upper four cervical spinal cord segments. The cervical plexus distributes cutaneous nerves to parts of the neck, shoulders, and back of the head, and motor fibers to muscles of the cervical spinal column, infrahyoid muscles, and the diaphragm.
The injection of drugs, most often analgesics, into the spinal canal without puncturing the dura mater.
A supernumerary rib developing from an abnormal enlargement of the costal element of the C7 vertebra. This anomaly is found in 1-2% of the population and can put pressure on adjacent structures causing CERVICAL RIB SYNDROME; THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME; or other conditions.
Blood Patch, Epidural
The injection of autologous blood into the epidural space either as a prophylactic treatment immediately following an epidural puncture or for treatment of headache as a result of an epidural puncture.
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