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: (February 2024, Volume 27, Issue 2)

  1. Effectiveness of Facet Joint Nerve Blocks in Managing Chronic Axial Spinal Pain of Facet Joint Origin: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    Systematic Review
    Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Emilija Knezevic, ., Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, MD, PhD, Mahendra R. Sanapati, MD, Alan D. Kaye, MD, PhD, Salahadin Abdi, MD, PhD, Amol Soin, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.
  2. Cytokine Expression in Cancer Survivors Suffering From Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review
    Systematic Review
    Amber De Groote, ., Thijs Vande Vyvere, PhD, Wiebren Tjalma, MD, PhD, Wim Vanden Berghe, PhD, Samir Kumar-Singh, PhD, An De Groef, PhD, and Mira Meeus, PhD.
  3. Comparison of Selective Nerve Root Pulsed Radiofrequency Vs Paramedian Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection for the Treatment of Painful Cervical Radiculopathy
    Randomized Controlled Trial
    Gokhan Yildiz, MD, Gevher Rabia Genc Perdecioglu, MD, Omer Taylan Akkaya, MD, Ezgi Can, MD, and Damla Yuruk, MD.
  4. Stellate Ganglion Destruction With Alcohol Versus Thermal Ablation for Chronic Post-Mastectomy Pain: A Randomized Trial
    Randomized Controlled Trial
    Taher Saed Thabet, MD, and Suzan Adlan Khedr, MD.
  5. Use of Bilateral Rectus Sheath Blocks in Open Umbilical Hernia Repair
    Randomized Non-controlled Trial
    Yuanyuan Wang, MM, Mingying Li, MD, Zhenyuan Wang, MD, and Wei Liu, MM.
  6. Three-Dimensional Lumbosacral Reconstruction by An Artificial Intelligence-Based Automated MR Image Segmentation for Selecting the Approach of Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy
    Artificial Intelligence
    Zhaoyin Zhu, PhD, Enqing Liu, MD, Zhihai Su, PhD, Weijian Chen, PhD, Zheng Liu, PhD, Tao Chen, PhD, Hai Lu, PhD, Jin Zhou, PhD, Qingchu Li, PhD, and Shumao Pang, PhD.
  7. Chronic Low Back Pain and Sleep Disturbance in Adults in the US: The NHANES 2009-2010 Study
    Cross-Sectional Study
    Ye Tong, MD, Xiao-Qing Zhang, MD, and Hao-Yuan Zhou, MD.