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: (January 2021, Volume 24, Issue 1)

  1. Declining Utilization and Inflation-Adjusted Expenditures for Epidural Procedures in Chronic Spinal Pain in the Medicare Population
    Health Services Research
    Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Vidyasagar Pampati, MSc, Amol Soin, MD, Mahendra R. Sanapati, MD, Alan D. Kaye, MD, PhD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.
  2. Declining Utilization Patterns of Percutaneous Adhesiolysis Procedures in the Fee-For-Service (FFS) Medicare Population
    Health Services Research
    Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Radomir Kosanovic, MD, Vidyasagar Pampati, MSc, and Alan D. Kaye, MD, PhD.
  3. Patterns of Long-Term Prescription Opioid Use Among Older Adults in the United States: A Study of Medicare Administrative Claims Data
    Health Services Research
    Sujith Ramachandran, PhD, Monika Salkar, MS, John P. Bentley, PhD, Ike Eriator, MD, and Yi Yang, MD, PhD.
  4. Is Epidural Injection of Sodium Chloride Solution a True Placebo or an Active Control Agent? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    Meta-Analysis
    Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, MD, PhD, Jaya Sanapati, MD, Alan D. Kaye, MD, PhD, Mahendra R. Sanapati, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.
  5. Mind-Body Interventions for Depressive Symptoms in Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review of Meta-Analyses
    Systematic Review
    Abhimanyu Sud, MD, Ka Sing Paris Lai, MD, Darren Kai-Young Cheng, MSc, Chadwick Chung, DC, Oscar Javier Pico-Espinosa, MD, and Danielle B. Rice, MSc.
  6. Relative Efficacy and Safety of Pharmacotherapeutic Interventions for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: A Systematic Review and Bayesian Network Meta-Analysis
    Systematic Review
    Mir Mahmood Asrar, MPharm, Sunita Kumari, MPharm, Boya Chandra Sekhar, MPharm, Anil Bhansali, MD, and Dipika Bansal, MD.
  7. Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Using a Head-Mounted Video Display: A Randomized Clinical Study
    Randomized Clinical Study
    Rene Przkora, MD, PhD, Juan Mora, MD, Pavel Balduyeu, MD, Matthew Meroney, MD, Terrie Vasilopoulos, PhD, and Daneshvari Solanki, MD.
  8. The Efficacy and Safety of the Application of Pulsed Radiofrequency, Combined With Low-Temperature Continuous Radiofrequency, to the Gasserian Ganglion for the Treatment of Primary Trigeminal Neuralgia: Study Protocol for a Prospective, Open-Label, Parall
    Randomized Controlled Study
    Hao Ren, MD, Chunmei Zhao, MD, Xiaodi Wang, MD, Ying Shen, MD, Lan Meng, MD, and Fang Luo, MD.