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Efficacy of Topical Capsaicin on Chronic Neck Pain

Information source: Kyunghee University Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 20, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Chronic Neck Pain

Intervention: Capsaicin patch (Drug)

Phase: N/A

Status: Not yet recruiting

Sponsored by: Kyunghee University Medical Center

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Mi-Yeon Song, OMD, PhD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Department of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine/College of Oriental Medicine/Kyung Hee University

Overall contact:
Yu-Jeong Cho, Phone: +82-2-440-7575, Email: jamyunghwa@hotmail.com


The purpose of this study is to determine whether topical capsaicin patch can effectively reduce chronic neck pain.

Clinical Details

Official title: Efficacy of Topical Capsaicin on Chronic Neck Pain ; Double-blinded Randomized Trial

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Pain Scores on the Visual Analogue Scale(VAS)

Secondary outcome:

Neck disability index

Beck depression inventory


EQ-5D(EuroQol-5 dimension)

Detailed description:

- Design: This is a double-blind, randomized, controlled study. Participants: Sixty

participants with chronic neck pain are recruited and randomly assigned to two groups.

- Intervention: Over an four-week period, the treatment group (n=30) uses capsaicin patch

(100 mcg/3cc) at the tender point of neck for 12 hours a day; the control group (n=30) receives Hydrogel patch instead of capsaicin patch.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 65 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Korean participants with Chronic neck pain are enrolled in our study

Exclusion Criteria:

- Participants with coagulation deficiencies, infections, hypertension, diabetes, heart

disease, renal disease, liver disease, cancer, myelopathy, hypersensitivity of drugs, other skeletomuscular disease, allergic response to capsaicin, pregnancy and nursing are excluded

Locations and Contacts

Yu-Jeong Cho, Phone: +82-2-440-7575, Email: jamyunghwa@hotmail.com

Kyunghee University East West Neo Medical Center, Seoul 134-727, Korea, Republic of; Not yet recruiting
JaeHeung Cho, Phone: +82-2-440-7581, Email: vetkong95@hanmail.net
Additional Information

Starting date: September 2010
Last updated: September 13, 2010

Page last updated: August 20, 2015

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