Ongoing Pain Management Trials - Is Your Patient A Candidate?

Cleveland Clinic's Department of Pain Management is enrolling patients in a range of ongoing clinical studies.

Now Enrolling

Pain Management Trials Now Enrolling Patients

Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Pain Management is enrolling patients in a range of ongoing clinical studies, including those outlined below.

Selected Clinical Trials in the Department of Pain Management

Study: FAST

PI: Robert Bolash, MD

Contact: Ogena Saied, MS; 216-444-1292

A Study to Demonstrate the Value of Multiple Modalities and Combining Mechanisms using the Spectra Wave Writer

Patient Population / Key Inclusion Criteria

Patients with low back or back and leg pain for at least 6 months, who have not responded to conservative treatment

Sponsor: Boston Scientific

Study: NEUROS*

PI: Nagy Mekhail, MD, PhD

Contact: Ogena Saied, MS 216.444.1292

Description/ Objective Patient Population/ Key Inclusion Criteria

High‐Frequency Nerve Block for Post‐Amputation Pain Patients 21+ years old who have a unilateral amputated lower limb pain and/or phantom pain for more than 12 months. Neuros Medical, Inc


Study: DRG vs. SCS*

PI: Robert Bolash, MD

ContactCatherine Ekladios, MD 216.445.5132

Description/ Objective Patient Population/ Key Inclusion Criteria

Single Center, Randomized Prospective Comparative Effectiveness Study of Dorsal Column Spinal Cord Stimulation to Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation in the Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Patients with hyperesthesia or allodynia who have failed 4 weeks of conservative management for their CRPS displaying sensory, motor, and/or sudomotor symptoms Cleveland Clinic

*Patients should not have an implantable device


Study: Thoracic Radiofrequency

PI: Nagy Mekhail, MD, PhD

Contact: Ogena Saied, MS; 216-444-1292

Randomized Controlled Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Thermal or Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation of the Thoracic Medial Branches to Manage Thoracic Pain

Patient Population/Key Inclusion Criteria

Patients with thoracic pain of 3 months duration with a favorable response to thoracic facet medial branch blocks.

Sponsor: Avanos


Study: Lumbar Radiofrequency

PI: Nagy Mekhail, MD, PhD

Contact: Ogena Saied, MS; 216-444-1292

Effective Temperature used in Thermal Radiofrequency

Patient Population / Key Inclusion Criteria

Patients with low back pain for more than 3 months that does not radiate below the knee, and does not relate to previous back surgery.

Sponsor: Cleveland Clinic