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: (February 2016, Volume 19, Issue 2)

  1. Percutaneous and Endoscopic Adhesiolysis in Managing Low Back and Lower Extremity Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    Systematic Review
    Standiford Helm II, MD, Gabor B. Racz, MD, Ludger Gerdesmeyer, MD, PhD, Rafael Justiz, MD, Salim M. Hayek, MD, PhD, Eugene D. Kaplan, MD, Mohamed Ahamed El Terany, MD, and Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, MD, PhD.
  2. A Multivariable Prediction Model for the Chronification of Non-traumatic Shoulder Pain: A Systematic Review
    Systematic Review
    Filip Struyf, PhD, Jacques Geraets, PhD, Suzie Noten, MSc, Mira Meeus, PhD, and Jo Nijs, PT, PhD.
  3. Palmitoylethanolamide, a Special Food for Medical Purposes, in the Treatment of Chronic Pain: A Pooled Data Meta-analysis
    Meta-Analysis
    Antonella Paladini, MD, PhD, Mariella Fusco, PhD, Teresa Cenacchi, MD, PhD, Carlo Schievano, PhD, Alba Piroli, MD, PhD, and Giustino Varrassi, PhD.
  4. MiDAS ENCORE: Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Report of 6-Month Results
    Randomized Trial
    Peter S. Staats, MD, and Ramsin M. Benyamin, MD.
  5. Randomized Controlled Study of Percutaneous Epidural Neuroplasty Using Racz Catheter and Epidural Steroid Injection in Cervical Disc Disease
    Randomized Trial
    Guy Yeul Ji, MD, Chang Hyun Oh, MD, Keun Su Won, MD, PhD, In Bo Han, MD, PhD, Yoon Ha, MD, PhD, Dong Ah Shin, MD, PhD, and Keung Nyun Kim, MD, PhD.
  6. Pulsed Radiofrequency Reduced Neuropathic Pain Behavior in Rats Associated with Upregulation of GDNF Expression
    Randomized Trial
    Zipu Jia, MD, Hao Ren, MD, Qian Li, MD, Nan Ji, MD, and Fang Luo, MD.
  7. Exercise- and Stress-Induced Hypoalgesia in Musicians with and without Shoulder Pain: A Randomized Controlled Crossover Study
    Randomized Study
    Kevin Kuppens, MSc, Filip Struyf, PhD, Jo Nijs, PT, PhD, Patrick Cras, MD, PhD, Erik Fransen, PhD, Linda Hermans, MSc, Mira Meeus, PhD, and Nathalie Roussel, PhD.
  8. The Clinical Results of Percutaneous Endoscopic Interlaminar Discectomy (PEID) in the Treatment of Calcified Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Case-Control Study
    Retrospective Study
    Xu Dabo, MS, Chen Ziqiang, MD, Zhao Yinchuan, MD, Ni Haijian, MD, Chen Kai, MD, Liu Yanbin, MS, Fu Qiang, MD, and Wang Chuanfeng, MD.
  9. Can Repeat Injection Provide Clinical Benefit in Patients with Lumbosacral Diseases When First Epidural Injection Results Only in Partial Response?
    Retrospective Study
    Jung Hwan Lee, MD, and Sang-Ho Lee, MD, PhD.
  10. Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy as an Alternative to Open Lumbar Microdiscectomy for Large Lumbar Disc Herniation
    Retrospective Analysis
    Kyung Chul Choi, MD, PhD, Jin-Sung Kim, MD, PhD, and Choon-Keun Park, MD, PhD.
  11. Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy for L5-S1 Disc Herniation: Consideration of the Relation between the Iliac Crest and L5-S1 Disc
    Retrospective Analysis
    Kyung Chul Choi, MD, PhD, and Choon-Keun Park, MD, PhD.
  12. Ultrasound Guided Intercostobrachial Nerve Blockade in Patients with Persistent Pain after Breast Cancer Surgery: A Pilot Study
    Prospective Study
    Nelun Wijayasinghe, MBBS, FRCA, Helle M. Duriaud, RN, Henrik Kehlet, MD, PhD, DMSc, and Kenneth G Anderson, MD, PhD.
  13. Widespread Pressure Pain Hyperalgesia in Chronic Nonspecific Neck Pain with Neuropathic Features: A Descriptive Cross-Sectional Study
    Cross-Sectional Study
    Ibai Lopez-de-Uralde-Villanueva, PT, MSc, Hector Beltran-Alacreu, PT, PhD, Josue Fernandez-Carnero, PT, PhD, Paula Kindelan-Calvo, PT, MSc, and Roy La Touche, PT, MSc.
  14. Impact of Urine Drug Screening on No Shows and Dropouts among Chronic Pain Patients: A Propensity-Matched Cohort Study
    Prospective Evaluation
    Parthasarathy Krishnamurthy, PhD, Govindaraj Ranganathan, MD, Courtney Williams, MD, and Gulshan Doulatram, MD.