Editor-in-Chief: Alan David Kaye, MD, PhD
Managing Editor: Fellows Bert, MA

Pain Physician is the official publication of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP). The journal is published 8 times a year beginning in 2016.

Pain Physician is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal written by and directed to an audience of interventional pain physicians, clinicians and basic scientists with an interest in interventional pain management and pain medicine.

Pain Physician presents the latest studies, research, and information vital to those in the emerging specialty of interventional pain management – and critical to the people they serve.

Current issue highlights: (September 2016, Volume 19, Issue 7)

  1. Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS): Harsh Choices For Interventional Pain Management Physicians
    Health Policy Review
    Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Standiford Helm II, MD, Ramsin M. Benyamin, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.
  2. Proposed Medicare Physician Payment Schedule for 2017: Impact on Interventional Pain Management Practices
    Health Policy Review
    Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Alan D. Kaye, MD, PhD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.
  3. Facility Payments for Interventional Pain Management Procedures: Impact of Proposed Rules
    Health Policy Review
    Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Vijay Singh, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.
  4. Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    Systematic Review
    Zhenqiang Wu, MSc, Zarintaj Malihi, MSc, Alistair W Stewart, BSc, Carlene MM Lawes, MD, PhD, and Robert Scragg, MD, PhD.
  5. Treatment of Neuropathic Pain Using Pulsed Radiofrequency: A Meta-analysis
    Systematic Review
    Yu Shi, MD, and Wen Wu, MD.
  6. Comparative Effectiveness of Suprascapular Nerve Block in the Relief of Acute Post-Operative Shoulder Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    Systematic Review
    Ke-Vin Chang, MD, Wei-ting Wu, MD, Chen-Yu Hung, MD, Der-Sheng Han, MD, PhD, Rong-Sen Yang, MD, PhD, Chung-Hsun Chang, MD, and Chih-Peng Lin, MD.
  7. Structural Changes of Lumbar Muscles in Non-specific Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review
    Systematic Review
    Dorien Goubert, PT, Jessica Van Oosterwijck, PhD, Mira Meeus, PhD, and Lieven Danneels, PhD.
  8. Calcitonin as an Additive to Local Anesthetic and Steroid Injection Using a Modified Coronoid Approach in Trigeminal Neuralgia
    Randomized Trial
    Nabil Ail Elsheikh, MD, and Yasser M. Amr, MD.
  9. Tanshinone IIA Exerts an Antinociceptive Effect in Rats with Cancer-induced Bone Pain
    Randomized Trial
    Wei Hao, PhD, Lei Chen, MD, PhD, Li-fang Wu, MD, Fan Yang, PhD, Jian-xiang Niu, PhD, Alan D. Kaye, MD, PhD, and Shi-yuan Xu, PhD.
  10. Pulsed Dose Radiofrequency Before Ablation of Medial Branch of the Lumbar Dorsal Ramus for Zygapophyseal Joint Pain Reduces Post-procedural Pain
    Randomized Trial
    David Arsanious, BS, Emmanuel Gage, MD, Jonathon Koning, MD, Mazin Sarhan, MD, Gassan Chaiban, MD, Mohammed Almualim, MD, and Joseph Atallah, MD.
  11. Efficacy and Safety of Ketamine Added to Local Anesthetic in Modified Pectoral Block for Management of Postoperative Pain in Patients Undergoing Modified Radical Mastectomy
    Randomized Study
    Ahmed H Othman, MD, Ahmad M Abd El-Rahman, MD, and Fatma El Sherif, MD.
  12. Percutaneous Kyphoplasty Evaluated by Cement Volume and Distribution: An Analysis of Clinical Data
    Retrospective Study
    Xin He, MD, Hui Li, MD, YiBin Meng, MD, YunFei Huang, MD, Ding-Jun Hao, MD, PhD, QiNing Wu, MD, and JiJun Liu, MD.
  13. Subtle Sensory Abnormalities Detected by Quantitative Sensory Testing in Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia
    Observational Study
    Herta Flor, MD, PhD, Dirk Rasche, MD, Ariyan Pirayesh Islamian, MD, Claudia Rolko, MD, Pinar Yilmaz, MD, Marc Ruppolt, MD, H Holger Capelle, MD, Volker Tronnier, MD, and Joachim K Krauss, MD.
  14. Comparison of the Effects of Epidural Anesthesia and Local Anesthesia in Lumbar Transforaminal Endoscopic Surgery
    Retrospective Analysis
    Guofang Fang, MD, Zihai Ding, PhD, and Zhihui Song, MD.
  15. Occipital Neuromodulation: A Surgical Technique with Reduced Complications
    Retrospective Analysis
    Thomas P. Pittelkow, DO, MPH, Gabriel L. Pagani-Estevez, MD, Bradford Landry, DO, MSPT, Matthew J. Pingree, MD, and Jason S Eldrige, MD.