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Pain Physician is a bi-monthly journal, the official publication of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP).

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.
Alan D. Kaye, MD, PhD

Managing Editor - Bert Fellows, MA

Current issue highlights: (December 2014, Volume 17, Issue 6)

  1 Metamorphosis of Medicine in the United States: Is Information Technology a White Knight or Killer Whale?
Health Policy Opinion
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Ramsin M. Benyamin, MD, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.
  2 Metamorphosis of Medicine in the United States: A Carrot and Stick Policy of Electronic Medical Records
Health Policy Opinion
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Ramsin M. Benyamin, MD, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.
  3 A Survey on Teaching Ultrasound-Guided Chronic Pain Procedures in Pain Medicine Fellowship Programs
Bassem O. Asaad, MD, Ruth A Reinsel, PhD, Eric DeVeaux, MD, Hadi Moten, MD, and Brian Durkin, DO.
  4 Effectiveness of Pulsed Radiofrequency with Multifunctional Epidural Electrode in Chronic Lumbosacral Radicular Pain with Neuropathic Features
Prospective Study
Simone Vigneri, MD, Gianfranco Sindaco, MD, Giampiero Gallo, MD, Matteo Zanella, MD, Valentina Paci, MD, Marco La Grua, MD, Laura Ravaioli, PsyD, and Gilberto Pari, MD.
  5 Contrast Dispersion Pattern and Efficacy of Computed Tomography-Guided Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
Prospective Study
Chan Hong Park, MD, PhD, and Sang-Ho Lee, MD, PhD.
  6 Pulsed Radiofrequency of the Composite Nerve Supply to the Knee Joint as a New Technique for Relieving Osteoarthritic Pain: A Preliminary Report
Technical Report
Lakshmi Vas, MD, Renuka Pai, MD, Nishigandha Khandagale, MD, and Manorama Pattnaik, MD.
  7 Lumbar Interlaminar Epidural Injections Are Superior to Caudal Epidural Injections in Managing Lumbar Central Spinal Stenosis
Research Article
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, Vidyasagar Pampati, MSc, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.
  8 Transforaminal Endoscopic Discectomy with Foraminoplasty for the Treatment of Spondylolisthesis
Retrospective Study
Gabriele P Jasper, MD, Gina M Francisco, BSc, and Albert E Telfeian, MD, PhD.
  9 Pulsed Radiofrequency for Occipital Neuralgia
Focused Review
Nicholas Manolitsis, MD, and Foad Elahi, MD.
  10 Computer-Tomographic Verification of Ultrasound-Guided Piriformis Muscle Injection: A Feasibility Study
Feasibility Study
Gustavo Fabregat, MD, Marta Rosello, MD, Juan M Asensio-Samper, MD, Vincent L Villaneuva-Perez, MD, Vicente Martinez-Sanjuan, MD, PhD, Jose De Andres, MD, PhD, and Urs Eichenberger, MD, PhD.
  11 The Role of Pain Catastrophizing in the Provision of Rescue Analgesia by Health Care Providers Following Major Joint Arthroplasty
Prospective Study
Patricia Pinto, PhD, Teresa McIntyre, PhD, Vera Araujo-Soares, PhD, Ramon Ferro, MD, and Armando Almeida, PhD.
  12 Comparative Efficacy of Levobupivacaine and Ropivacaine for Epidural Block in Outpatients with Degenerative Spinal Disease
Prospective Trial
Takashi Egashira, MD, Makoto Fukasaki, MD, Hiroko Araki, MD, Akiko Sakai, MD, Mai Okada, MD, Yoshiaki Terao, MD, and Tetsuya Hara, MD.
  13 Development of an Effective Topical Liposomal Formulation for Localized Analgesia and Anti-inflammatory Actions in the Complete Freund’s Adjuvant Rodent Model of Acute Inflammatory Pain
Animal Study
Katerina S Iwaszkiewicz, MD, and Susan Hua, PhD.
  14 The Incorporation of Platelet-rich Plasma into Calcium Phosphate Cement Enhances Bone Regeneration in Osteoporosis
Animal Study
Ah-Reum Cho, MD, PhD, Hae-Kyu Kim, MD, PhD, Jae-Young Kwon, MD, PhD, Tae-Kyun Kim, MD, PhD, Yun-Mi Choi, MD, and Kyung-Hoon Kim, MD, PhD.
  15 Etiologic Factors of Ice Hockey Injuries in Korean High School Players
Cross-Sectional Study
Youn Young Lee, PhD, Chang-Hyung Lee , Sun Myung Lee, MS, PT, and Tae Gyu Kim, PT, PhD.
  16 Neurolytic Transversus Abdominal Plane Block with Alcohol for Long-Term Malignancy Related Pain Control
Case Report
Joseph C Hung, MD, Nyla Azam, MD, Vinay Puttanniah, MD, Vivek Malhotra, MD, and Amitabh Gulati, MD.
  17 Hemiparesis and Facial Sensory Loss following Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
Case Report
Raghu Maddela, MD, Sayed E Wahezi, MD, Steven Sparr, MD, and Allan Brook, MD.
  18 Neuromodulation of the Suprascapular Nerve
Case Report
Foad Elahi, MD, and Chandan Reddy, MD.
  19 Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome Due to Tumoral Calcinosis in a Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease
Case Report
Dongjin Baek, MD, Sang Eun Lee, MD, Woo-Jin Kim, MD, Sangyoon Jeon, MD, Kihwa Lee, MD, Jaewook Jung, MD, Hyunchul Joo, MD, Jae Hong Park, MD, Yonghan Kim, MD, and Young-gyun Choi, MD.