Pulsed Radiofrequency Ablation for Cervicogenic Neck Pain

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Allevio Pain Management Clinic, Toronto, CanadaCervicogenic Neck Pain+2 MorePulsed Radiofrequency Ablation - Procedure
18 - 90
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial suggests that patients with facet mediated cervicogenic headaches may benefit from a repeat cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy, with a success rate of 86%.

Eligible Conditions
  • Facetogenic Headache
  • Cervicogenic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Shoulder Pain

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

3 Primary · 10 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 6 weeks after RF and if the score was 12 or higher repeat monthly up to 12 weeks

Week 12
Changes in Leeds assessment of neuropathic symptoms and signs
Month 12
Adverse events
At least 30% Changes in Pain Score
At least 50% Changes in Pain Score
Changes in Beck's Depression Inventory
Changes in Changes in Global Improvement and Satisfaction
Changes in Changes in Patients self-reported perceived duration of effect
Changes in General Anxiety Disorder Questionnaire
Changes in The Neck Disability Index
Pain Medications
Quality of life measurement: Neck Disability Index
Quality of life measurement: Short Form Brief Pain Inventory
Quality of life measurement: Visual Analogue Scale

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Pulsed Radiofrequency Ablation
1 of 2
Continuous Radiofrequency Ablation
1 of 2

Active Control

88 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Pulsed Radiofrequency Ablation · No Placebo Group · N/A

Pulsed Radiofrequency Ablation
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Pulsed Radiofrequency Ablation · Intervention Types: Procedure
Continuous Radiofrequency Ablation
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Pulsed Radiofrequency Ablation · Intervention Types: Procedure

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 6 weeks after rf and if the score was 12 or higher repeat monthly up to 12 weeks

Who is running the clinical trial?

Allevio Pain Management ClinicLead Sponsor
3 Previous Clinical Trials
266 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18 - 90 · All Participants · 6 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have been experiencing pain for more than three months.
You are experiencing pain in your neck, shoulders, or headaches that originate from your neck.
You have tried different treatments for pain relief in the past but did not get satisfactory results or had trouble tolerating them. These treatments include medication, massage therapy, physiotherapy, and others.

Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
How old are they?
18 - 65100.0%
What site did they apply to?
Allevio Pain Management Clinic100.0%
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria100.0%

Frequently Asked Questions

Is enrollment currently available for this research study?

"Affirmative. Records found on clinicaltrials.gov reveal that this medical investigation, which was first posted on February 10th 2020, is actively recruiting patients for participation. At 2 different research sites, approximately 88 people are required to join the study." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Are elderly persons of advanced age being considered for inclusion in this medical experiment?

"The qualifications for participation in this clinical trial demand that applicants are between 18 and 90 years of age. There are 22 trials specifically catered to minors and 196 studies targeting the elderly population." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Are there any restrictions on who can sign up for this medical experiment?

"This clinical trial is seeking 88 participants who suffer from facial-genic headaches and are between 18 to 90 years old." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the intended outcome of this medical experiment?

"This clinical trial's primary aim is to assess patients' quality of life via the Neck Disability Index. Secondary objectives are changes in Beck's Depression Inventory, a minimum 30% reduction in pain scores as measured by The Neck Disability Index (ranging from 0-10), and alterations in narcotics usage using Morphine Equivalent Dose. Data will be collected at baseline and every 3 months up until 12 months post treatment." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

How many people are the maximum amount allowed to join this clinical experiment?

"Affirmative. According to clinicaltrials.gov records, this medical study is currently recruiting participants - the initial post was made on February 10th 2020 and the last edit occurred June 22nd 2022. A total of 88 patients need to be recruited across 2 sites." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.