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: (March 2024, Volume 27, Issue 3)

  1. Effectiveness of Radiofrequency Ablation for Treatment of Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia: A Systematic Review of the Current Literature
    Systematic Review
    Kenny Do, BS, Eric Kawana, BS, Vladislav Zhitny, MD, Michael C. Wajda, MD, Shengping Zou, MD, Jenifer Do, ., Navdeep Singh, MD, Valeryia Pratasava, MD, Harsha Dannapaneni, MD, Rae Stewart, MD, and Ryan T. Gualtier, MD.
  2. Unilateral or Bilateral Percutaneous Endoscopic Debridement and Drainage for Thoracolumbar Infections: A Systemic Review and Meta-analysis
    Systematic Review
    Yi Mao, MMed, Junchao Zhang, MMed, Yunzhong Zhan, MMed, and Zhou Ye, MMed.
  3. A Comparison of Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques and Standard Open Discectomy for Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Network Meta-analysis
    Lu Qin, PhD, Xiaoqian Jiang, MM, Shishun Zhao, PhD, Wenlai Guo, MD, and Di You, MD.
  4. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Analgesic Effects of Lidocaine Administered Intravenously or Intraperitoneally Post-Abdominal Surgery
    Systematic Review
    Yanmei Bi, MD, Min Diao, MD, Yunkai Tao, MD, Hao Li, PhD, and Xuemei Lin, PhD.
  5. Ultrasound-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Osteoarthritis Knee Pain in the Elderly: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Randomized Controlled Trial
    Yingcun Ma, MD, Yu Si Chen, ., Botao Liu, MD, and Lei Sima, MD.
  6. Demographics and PainDETECT as Predictors of 24-Month Outcomes for 10 kHz SCS in Nonsurgical Refractory Back Pain
    Retrospective Analysis
    Leonardo Kapural, MD, PhD, Chengyuan Wu, MD, Aaron Calodney, MD, Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD, Markus Bendel, MD, Erika Petersen, MD, Dawood Sayed, MD, Colleen Kelly, PhD, Rose Province-Azalde, MS, and Naresh P. Patel, MD.
  7. Pulsed Radiofrequency Therapy at Different Voltages on Dorsal Root Ganglia Using Multifunctional Catheter to Treat Low Back Pain: A Comparative Retrospective Study
    Retrospective Study
    Dolores Rufolo, MD, Carmelo Attilio Costa, MD, Giulia Bravo, PhD, and Paola Nosella, MD.
  8. Neuropsychiatric Side Effects After Lumbosacral Epidural Steroid Injections: A Prospective Cohort Study
    Observational Study
    Suzanna Shermon, DO, John Maclean, BS, Richard Shim, BS, and Chong H. Kim , MD.
  9. Cervical Nerve Root Block Using a Curved Blunt Needle and Posterior Approach
    Retrospective Review
    Carl Noe, MD, Michael van Hal, MD, Standiford Helm II, MD, and Gabor B. Racz, MD.
  10. Do Patients Accurately Recall Pain Levels Following Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection? A Cohort Study of Recall Bias in Patient-reported Outcomes
    Prospective Study
    Davin C. Gong, MD, Aditya Muralidharan, MD, Bilal B. Butt, MD, Ronald Wasserman, MD, Joshua D. Piche, MD, Rakesh D. Patel, MD, and Ilyas Aleem, MD.