Last updated on June 2019

Do Cervical Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections With Low-dose Lidocaine Cause Transient Objective Upper Extremity Weakness? A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Cervical Radiculitis | Pain | Acute Pain Service
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients ages 18 years or older who will undergo CESI for treatment of cervical radiculitis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient refusal
  • Lack of consent
  • Any contraindication to CESI
  • Inability to communicate with staff or to participate in follow up
  • Inability to perform handgrip or arm strength testing
  • Cervical spinal cord lesions
  • Cerebrovascular, demyelinating or other neuromuscular muscular disease
  • Patient request for or requirement of conscious sedation for the injection procedure
  • Pregnancy
  • Breast feeding
  • Sensitivity to amides
  • History of allergy to local anesthetics

Recruitment Status: Open

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