SSNB in Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain "SSNB"


Phase 2 Results N/A

Trial Description

The purpose of this study is to compare suprascapular nerve block with therapeutic ultrasound in stroke patients who have shoulder pain in weak side.

Detailed Description

Shoulder pain is a common complication after a cerebrovascular accident.Hemiplegic shoulder pain has been shown to affect stroke outcome in a negative way.It interferes with recovery after stroke:it can cause distress and reduced activities and can markedly hinder rehabilitation.Suprascapular nerve block has been shown to be effective as an analgesic for different indications such as shoulder capsulitis.The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of this technique conjunction with a rehabilitation program to reduce shoulder pain in hemiplegic patients.



  • Ultrasound Device
    Intervention Desc: ultrasound at shoulder area about 10 mins.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: B
    Description: therapeutic ultrasound
  • 1% xylocaine Drug
    Other Names: suprascapular nerve block
    Intervention Desc: 10 cc. of 1%xylocaine, once a week
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: A
    Description: Suprascapular nerve block

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Safety/Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment


Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary VAS score of pain 4 weeks after intervention No
Secondary Range of motion of the shoulder joint 4 weeks after intervention No