Evaluation of Pain Regression in Patients With Myofascial Facial Pain Using Dextrose, Local Anaesthesia and Saline.
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03161210|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 19, 2017
Last Update Posted : May 22, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alaa Ahmed Mohamed Ammar, Cairo University
The aim of this study is to compare the treatment effects of dextrose prolotherapy, saline, and mepivacaine for deactivating myofascial trigger points within the jaw muscles.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Myofascial Pain Syndrome||Other: Dextrose Prolotherapy Other: Local Anaesthesia Other: Saline||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||80 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Evaluation of Pain Regression in Patients With Myofascial Facial Pain Treated by Dextrose Prolotherapy Versus Local Anesthetic Injections: A Prospective Double-blind Randomized Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial.|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||September 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2017|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||April 2018|
|Experimental: Dextrose Prolotherapy||
Other: Dextrose Prolotherapy
Dextrose is a solution, mixture of dextrose and water.
|Active Comparator: Local Anaesthetic||
Other: Local Anaesthesia
A local anaesthetic is a medication that causes reversible absence of pain sensation
|Placebo Comparator: Saline||
Saline is a control group
Primary Outcome Measures :
- Patients' subjective pain experience [ Time Frame: one year ]Pressure pain threshold (PPT): An algometer will be used to assess PPT. The algometer consists of a 1 cm2 rubber tipped plunger mounted on a force transducer. The pressure will be applied over the examined trigger point. The participants will be instructed to point when the sensation changed from pressure to pain. The mean of three trials will be calculated and used for analysis.
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