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: (May 2021, Volume 24, Issue 3)

  1. Painful Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review and Proposal for an Algorithmic Management Approach
    Systematic Review
    Daniela Yucuma, MD, Irene Riquelme, MD, and Martin Avellanal, MD, PhD.
  2. Erector Spinae Plane Block Similar to Paravertebral Block for Perioperative Pain Control in Breast Surgery: A Meta-Analysis Study
    Meta-Analysis
    Wei-Teng Weng, MD, Chi-Jane Wang, PhD, Chung-Yi Li, PhD, Huai-Wei Wen, MD, and Yen-Chin Liu, MD, PhD.
  3. Efficacy of Pulsed Radiofrequency or Short-Term Spinal Cord Stimulation for Acute/Subacute Zoster-Related Pain: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Controlled Trial
    Randomized Controlled Trial
    Cheng-fu Wan, MD, and Tao Song, MD.
  4. The Efficiency of Manual Therapy and Sacroiliac and Lumbar Exercises in Patients with Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction Syndrome
    Randomized Controlled Trial
    Aghalar Javadov, MD, Aysegül Ketenci, MD, and Cihan Aksoy, MD.
  5. A Comparison of Anesthetic Quality Between Interscalene Block and Superior Trunk Block for Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Randomized Controlled Trial
    Mi Geum Lee, MD, PhD, Young Jae Shin, MD, Hae Sun You, MD, PhD, Choon Hak Lim, MD, PhD, Young Jin Chang, MD, PhD, and Hyeon Ju Shin, MD, PhD.
  6. The Effect of Acupuncture and Physiotherapy on Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Study
    Randomized Controlled Trial
    Sevgi Gümüs Atalay, MD, Aysen Durmus, MD, and Ömer Gezginaslan, MD.
  7. Establishment of an Individualized Chronotherapy, Autonomic Nervous System, and Variability-Based Dynamic Platform for Overcoming the Loss of Response to Analgesics
    Literature Review
    Henny Azmanov, MD, Edgar L. Ross, MD, and Yaron Ilan, MD.
  8. Segmental Zoster Paresis: A Literature Review
    Literature Review
    Ying Meng, MD, Lei Zhuang, MD, PhD, Wenchen Jiang, MD, Baosen Zheng, MD, and Buwei Yu, MD, PhD.
  9. Use of Bone Marrow Concentrate to Treat Pain and Musculoskeletal Disorders: An Academic Delphi Investigation
    Delphi Panel Survey
    Christopher J. Centeno, MD, Mairin A. Jerome, MD, Sarah M. Pastoriza, DO, Shane Shapiro, MD, Ken Mautner, MD, Gerard A. Malanga, MD, Michael J. DePalma, MD, R. Amadeus Mason, MD, Ian Stemper, MS, and Ehren Dodson, PhD.
  10. Full-Endoscopic Decompression with the Application of an Endoscopic-Matched Ultrasonic Osteotome for Removal of Ossification of the Thoracic Ligamentum Flavum
    Retrospective Study
    Jun-Song Yang, MD, Han-Lin Gong, MD, Hao Chen, MD, Jian-Min Wei, MD, Chien-Min Chen, MD, Zi-Jun Gao, MD, Zi-Long Zhang, MD, Ding-Jun Hao, MD, Yuan-Ting Zhao, MD, and Lei Chu, MD.