Treatment of Chronic Thoracic and Neck and Upper Extremity Pain

2014-08-27 03:15:49 | BioPortfolio


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 Non-responsive patients may be unblinded and withdrawn from the study at any time.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Dose Comparison, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment


Back Pain


Thoracic and cervical interlaminar epidural injections, Xylocaine, Celestone


Ambulatory Surgery Center
United States


Active, not recruiting


Pain Management Center of Paducah

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:49-0400

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