Comparison of NSAID Patch Given in Monotherapy and NSAID Patch in Combination With Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation, Heating Pad, or Topical Capsaicin in the Treatment of Patients With Myofascial Pain Syndrome of the Upper Trapezius: A Pilot Study

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Status

Completed

Conditions

Myofascial Pain Syndrome of the Upper Trapezius

Treatments

Drug: NSAID patch
Drug: NSAID patch + topical capsaicin
Drug: NSAID patch + transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation
Drug: NSAID patch + heating pad

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01884116
1-2010-0060

Details and patient eligibility

About

Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a common clinical problem of musculoskeletal pain and various treatment modalities have been introduced. If self-applicable physical modalities and medications that are used for treatment of MPS patients are combined, they may open up new possibilities for effective and practical self-care. The aim of this study is to compared the therapeutic effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) patch given in monotherapy and NSAID patch in combination with transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation, heating pad, or topical capsaicin in the treatment of patients with MPS of the upper trapezius.

Enrollment

100 patients

Sex

All

Ages

20+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

1. Patients over 20 years of age with diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome of the upper trapezius. 2. Visual analogue scale (VAS, 0 = no pain, 10 = worst pain) greater than

Exclusion criteria

1. Pregnant or breast feeding women, patients who have taken opioids within seven days, patients with severe disease (heart disease, liver disease, etc) that might affect the results of the study, patients who have participated in another clinical study within 30 days.

Trial design

100 participants in 4 patient groups

NSAID patch group
Active Comparator group
Description:
administer the NSAID patch
Treatment:
Drug: NSAID patch
NSAID patch + transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation group
Experimental group
Treatment:
Drug: NSAID patch + transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation
NSAID patch + heating pad group
Experimental group
Treatment:
Drug: NSAID patch + heating pad
NSAID patch + topical capsaicin group
Experimental group
Treatment:
Drug: NSAID patch + topical capsaicin

Trial contacts and locations

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