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

Pain Physician is the official publication of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP). The open access journal is published 6 times a year.

Pain Physician is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary, open access 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.


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Current issue highlights: (September 2020, Volume 23, Issue 5)

  1. Utilization Patterns of Sacroiliac Joint Injections from 2000 to 2018 in Fee-for-Service Medicare Population
    Health Policy Review
    Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Maanasa V. Manchikanti, ., Rachana Vanaparthy, MBBS, Radomir Kosanovic, MD, and Vidyasagar Pampati, MSc.
  2. A Burden and Prevalence Analysis of Chronic Pain by Distinct Case Definitions among Active Duty U.S. Military Service Members, 2018
    Cross-Sectional Analysis
    Hunter Jackson Smith, MD, Stephen B. Taubman, PhD, and Leslie L. Clark, PhD.
  3. Comparison of Spinal Cord Stimulation Waveforms for Treating Chronic Low Back Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    Systematic Review
    Jay Karri, MD, Vwaire Orhurhu, MD, Sayed Wahezi, MD, Tuan Tang, MD, Timothy Deer, MD, and Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD.
  4. Efficacy of Manual Therapy on Pain, Impact of Disease, and Quality of Life in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review
    Systematic Review
    Nina B. Schulze, MSc, Marianna de Melo Salemi, MSc, Geisa G. de Alencar, PhD, Marcela C. Moreira, PhD, and Gisela R. de Siqueira, PhD.
  5. Efficacy of Intradiscal Ozone Therapy with or without Periforaminal Steroid Injection on Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Double-Blinded Controlled Study
    Randomized Trial
    Tulay Ercalik, MD, and Mustafa Kilic, MD.
  6. The Analgesic Efficacy of Pecto-Intercostal Fascial Block Combined with Pectoral Nerve Block in Modified Radical Mastectomy: A Prospective Randomized Trial
    Randomized Trial
    Mohamed M. Abu Elyazed, MD, Mohamed S. Abdelghany, MD, and Shaimaa F. Mostafa, MD.
  7. The Efficacy of Scrambler Therapy for the Management of Head, Neck and Thoracic Cancer Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Randomized Trial
    Komal Kashyap, MPT, PhD, Vishwajeet Singh, MSc, PhD, Seema Mishra, MD, Sada Nand Dwivedi, PhD, and Sushma Bhatnagar, MD.
  8. Ashi Acupuncture Versus Local Anesthetic Trigger Point Injections in the Treatment of Abdominal Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial
    Randomized Trial
    Andreia Moreira de Souza Mitidieri, Pht, PhD, Maria Carolina Dalla Vecchia Baltazar, Pht, Ana Paula Moreira da Silva, Pht, PhD, Maria Beatriz Ferreira Gurian, Pht, PhD, Omero Benedicto Poli-Neto, MD, PhD, Francisco Jose Candido-dos-Reis, MD, PhD, Antonio Alberto Nogueira, MD, PhD, and Julio Cesar Rosa-e-Silva, MD, PhD.
  9. Low Back Pain and Diagnostic Lumbar Facet Joint Nerve Blocks: Assessment of Prevalence, False-Positive Rates, and a Philosophical Paradigm Shift from an Acute to a Chronic Pain Model
    Diagnostic Accuracy Study
    Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Radomir Kosanovic, MD, Vidyasagar Pampati, MSc, Kimberly A. Cash, RT, Amol Soin, MD, Alan D. Kaye, MD, PhD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.
  10. Opioid Reduction and Long-Term Outcomes in Abdominal Myofascial Pain Syndrome (AMPS): A 6-Year Longitudinal Prospective Audit of 207 Patients
    Prospective Review
    G Niraj, MD, and Sachin Alva, FRCA.
  11. Interventional Pain Management for Cancer Pain: An Analysis of Outcomes and Predictors of Clinical Response
    Retrospective Assessment
    Uri Hochberg, MD, Amir Minerbi, MD, PhD, Louis-Martin Boucher, MD, PhD, and Jordi Perez, MD, PhD.
  12. Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Shoulder Pain: Anatomic Review and Assessment of the Current Clinical Evidence
    Clinical Review
    Anthony Mazzola, MD, and David Spinner, DO.