Myofascial Pain:Acupuncture Versus Trigger Point Injection Combined With Dipyrone and Cyclobenzaprine (ACP)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00635037|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 13, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 13, 2008
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Myofascial syndrome is the most frequent condition of chronic pain. The objective of the present study was to compare the analgesic action of acupuncture and trigger point injection combined with cyclobenzaprine and dipyrone.
DESIGN AND SETTING: A randomized study was performed at the Pain Clinic. METHODS: Thirty patients were divided into two groups: G1 received trigger point injection of 0.25% bupivacaine (1 ml/point) twice a week, 10 mg/day cyclobenzaprine and 500 mg dipyrone every 8 h. G2 was submitted to classical and trigger point acupuncture twice a week. The patients were asked to continue physical exercise. The following parameters were evaluated: pain intensity rated on a numerical and verbal scale, quality of life before and four weeks after treatment, and quality of analgesia.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Myofascial Pain Syndromes||Drug: bupivacaine and acupuncture||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Acupuncture Versus Trigger Point Injection Combined With Dipyrone and Cyclobenzaprine on Pain Relief of Patients With Myofascial Pain: Randomized Clinical Study|
|Study Start Date :||June 2004|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2005|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2006|
G1 (n=15)received trigger point injection of 0.25% bupivacaine (1 ml/point) twice a week, 10 mg/day cyclobenzaprine and 500 mg dipyrone every 8 h.
G2(n=15) was submitted to classical and trigger point acupuncture twice a week.
Drug: bupivacaine and acupuncture
- Pain relief [ Time Frame: 1year ]
- compare the analgesic action of acupuncture and trigger point injection combined with cyclobenzaprine and dipyrone [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
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|Pain Setor of Federal University of Sao Paulo|
|Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil|
|Principal Investigator:||Miriam CB Gazi, MD||Federal University of Sao Paulo|