Ultrasound Guided Diagnostic Cervical Medial Branch Block

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Verified February 2014 by McMaster University
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Collaborator:
McMaster University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
McMaster University ( Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00896688
First received: April 30, 2009
Last updated: February 21, 2014
Last verified: February 2014

April 30, 2009
February 21, 2014
June 2014
January 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
To determine the efficacy of the use of ultrasound for diagnostic cervical medial branch block on pain patients who have developed neck pain, cervicogenic headache, or shoulder pain. [ Time Frame: At time of procedure ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00896688 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Interventional pain procedure studies on chronic pain patients [ Time Frame: At time of procedure ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Ultrasound Guided Diagnostic Cervical Medial Branch Block
Ultrasound Guided Diagnostic Cervical Medial Branch Block

The diagnostic cervical branch block for neck pain due to cervical facet joint pain has been traditionally done under fluoroscopic guidance. Its diagnostic value and technique have been well established. However, recently some studies have shown that the diagnostic cervical and lumbar medial branch block can be done under ultrasound guidance.

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Observational
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample

Primary care clinic

  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Neck Pain
Procedure: cervical medial branch blocks using the Quincke spinal needle
#25 gauge 1 and 1/2 inch long needle and #25 gauge 10cm long Quincke spinal needle will be used for placement.
  • Healthy Volunteers
    It will involve 5 volunteers and they will undergo C arm fluoroscopic guided cervical medial branch blocks (C2-C7) on unilateral position and then followed by the 3D ultrasound machine for visualization of needle position.
    Intervention: Procedure: cervical medial branch blocks using the Quincke spinal needle
  • Candidates for upper and lower cervial medical branch blocks
    This will involve 25 patients and they will follow the same procedures as the healthy volunteers.
    Intervention: Procedure: cervical medial branch blocks using the Quincke spinal needle

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Not yet recruiting
25
April 2015
January 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy volunteers
  • patients who have headache, neck pain, and shoulder pain due to possible facet joint disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients/volunteers with BMI > 35
  • patients/volunteers with short thick neck
  • coagulopathy
  • allergy to local anesthetic, ultrasound gel
  • patient unable to fill out post procedure pain diary
Both
18 Years to 65 Years
Yes
Contact: Joseph Park, MD 905-525-8607 josephpark@sympatico.ca
Contact: Mehran Midia, MD 905-521-2100 ext 75296 mmidia@cogeco.ca
Canada
 
NCT00896688
08-575-D
No
McMaster University ( Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation )
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
McMaster University
Principal Investigator: Joseph Park, MD Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
McMaster University
February 2014

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