Clinical studies are an integral part of research and scientific activities of EuroPainClinics® and are established on an international scale. They are based on expert medical practice and applied knowledge and skill, and are conducted in EPC® collaborating medical facilities.

The intention of clinical trials is the systematic collection, classification, and objective analysis of data on patients undergoing therapeutic procedures at the partner clinics of EuroPainClinics®. The results of the EuroPainClinics® studies will allow comparison of studies performed in other European and worldwide clinics and will thus become an important scientific contribution to the improvement of medical procedures and their introduction into practice in the context of evidence-based medicine (EBM). EBM uses the most accurate and up-to-date evidence in clinical decision making for patient treatment.

The project is currently underway at 7 workplaces (in Prague and the Slovak Republic) and includes three active studies registered in the international registry database ClinicalTrials.gov PRS, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

  • EPC I Study - periradicular therapy (PRT)
  • EPC II Study - Epiduroscopy
  • EPC III Study - Disc FX
  • EPC IV Study - Endoscopic Rhizotomy
  • EPC V Study - Endoscopic Discectomy
  • EPC VI Study (in preparation)

EuroPainClinics Study I (EPC I)
The study focuses on the clinical research of Periradicular Therapy (PRT) as a method of treatment for root syndromes caused by compression of the nerve root by various pathological processes. Most often these are patients with a herniation of the intervertebral disc.

EuroPainClinics Study II (EPC II)
The study objectifies the benefit of the minimally invasive endoscopic procedure Epiduroscopy in patients with back pain after one or more spinal surgeries with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) of the spine.

EuroPainClinics® Study III (EPC III)
The aim of the study is to objectify the benefits of the minimally invasive endoscopic technique Disc FX in patients with vertebrogenic algic syndrome.

EuroPainClinics® Study IV (EPC IV)
The study focuses on the clinical treatment methods of Endoscopic Rhizotomy.

EuroPainClinics® Study V (EPC V)
The study objectifies the benefits of the minimally invasive procedure, Endoscopic Discectomy.

Through personal participation in EuroPainClinics® clinical trials, patients significantly contribute to generally beneficial projects with a significant impact on society as a whole. The studies are completely anonymous, with personal protection of data, privacy and medical information of patients is absolutely guaranteed.

By participating in clinical trials, EuroPainClinics® patients significantly contribute to valuable projects with society-wide impact. Studies are anonymous; personal data protection, privacy and health information is absolutely guaranteed.

The clinical studies project takes place under the support of the non profit organisation EuroPainClinics R.I.

R.I. - Registered Institute
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