Ultrasound Guided Diagnostic Cervical Medial Branch Block

This study has suspended participant recruitment.
(The PI has been unable to continue with the study.)
Sponsor:
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: August 20, 2014
Last verified: August 2014

April 30, 2009
August 20, 2014
January 2016
December 2017   (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
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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

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Suspended
25
May 2018
December 2017   (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
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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
August 2014

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