Transforaminal Versus Lateralized Interlaminar Cervical Epidurals

  • End date
    Apr 1, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Duke University
Updated on 17 March 2022


The purpose of this study is to compare two methods of giving epidural steroid injections for nerve pain in the arm that comes from the neck. An epidural steroid injection can be given in two different ways, either in the back of the spine within the neck or in the neck next to the nerve root going to the arm. Both are standard medical treatments. The investigators would like to see how effective these treatments are, and if there are any differences in effectiveness or safety between these two routes.

Condition Cervicgenic Upper Extremity Radiculopathy
Treatment Dexamethasone
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03389620
SponsorDuke University
Last Modified on17 March 2022


Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Unilateral cervicogenic upper extremity radiculopathy (with or without accompanying neck pain)
Baseline numerical pain scale (NRS) score > 4

Exclusion Criteria

Recent (i.e., < 2 months) cervical spine surgery
Recent (i.e., < 1 month) cervical epidural or upper extremity corticosteroid injection
Contraindication or inability to the undergo procedure
Inability to provide informed consent
Expected inability to complete follow-up assessment
Contraindication to receiving contrast material (precluding an epidurogram)
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