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


Articles

  1. 2021;24;401-415Utilization and Expenditures of Vertebral Augmentation Continue to Decline: An Analysis in Fee-For-Service (FFS) Recipients from 2009 to 2018
    Health Services Research
    Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Sri Harsha Vardhan Senapathi, MD, James M. Milburn, MD, Allan L. Brook, MD, Brahma Prasad Vangala, MBBS, Vidyasagar Pampati, MSc, Mahendra R. Sanapati, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  2. 2021;24;417-424Chronic Opioid Therapy Utilization Following an Acute Pain Prescription Supply Restriction Law: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis
    Analysis
    Yun Shen, MPH, Juan M. Hincapie-Castillo, PhD, Scott M. Vouri, PhD, Marvin A. Dewar, MD, Jill M. Sumfest, MD, and Amie J. Goodin, PhD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  3. 2021;24;425-440A Comparative Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of 3 Routes of Administration of Epidural Injections in Lumbar Disc Herniation
    Systematic Review
    Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Emilija Knezevic, ., Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, MD, PhD, Brahma Prasad Vangala, MBBS, Mahendra R. Sanapati, MD, Srinivasa Thota, MD, Salahadin Abdi, MD, PhD, Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD, Alan D. Kaye, MD, PhD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  4. 2021;24;441-452Comparison of Clinical Outcomes and Complications Between Percutaneous Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion for Degenerative Lumbar Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    Systematic Review
    Lei Zhu, MM, Tongchuan Cai, MM, Yuzhou Shan, MM, Wenjie Zhang, MD, Liang Zhang, MD, and Xinmin Feng, MD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  5. 2021;24;E685-E692Is Osteoporotic Thoracolumbar Burst Fracture a Contraindication to Percutaneous Kyphoplasty? A Systematic Review
    Systematic Review
    Yuxiang Chen, MD, Peng Yin, MD, Yong Hai, MD, Qingjun Su, MD, and Jincai Yang, MD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  6. 2021;24;E693-E707Perineural Versus Intravenous Dexamethasone for Brachial Plexus Block: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
    Systematic Review
    Tao Bei, PhD, Junting Liu, PhD, Qiulin Huang, BS, Jiaheng Wu, BS, and Jinmin Zhao, PhD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  7. 2021;24;E709-E720Efficacy of Intrawound Treatments to Prevent Surgical Site Infection after Spine Surgery: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis
    Systematic Review
    Lu Lin, MD, Si Cheng, MD, Yang Wang, MD, Xiaolin Chen, MD, Guosheng Zhao, MD, Zhiqiang Wang, MD, Xiaojiong Jia, PhD, and Zhenyong Ke, MD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  8. 2021;24;453-463Treatment Impact on Patient-Reported Outcomes in Peripheral Neuropathic Pain: Comparing Single Intervention With Topical High-Concentration Capsaicin to Daily Oral Pregabalin
    Randomized Trial
    Eric Viel, MD, PhD, Marielle Eerdekens, MD, and Prashanth Kandaswamy, MSc.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  9. 2021;24;465-477Viable Disc Tissue Allograft Supplementation; One- and Two-level Treatment of Degenerated Intervertebral Discs in Patients with Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain: One Year Results of the VAST Randomized Controlled Trial
    Randomized Controlled Trial
    Douglas P. Beall, MD, Timothy Davis, MD, Michael J. DePalma, MD, Kasra Amirdelfan, MD, Edward S. Yoon, MD, Gregory L. Wilson, DO, Randolph Bishop, MD, William C. Tally, MD, Steven L. Gershon, MD, Morgan P. Lorio, MD, FACS, Hans Joerg Meisel, MD, PhD, Meredith Langhorst, MD, Corey W. Hunter, MD, and Timothy Ganey, PhD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  10. 2021;24;E721-E731Investigation of Effectiveness of Two Different Kinesiotaping Techniques in Myofascial Pain Syndrome: An Open-Label Randomized Clinical Trial
    Randomized Trial
    Fatma Merih Akpinar, MD, Dilsad Sindel, MD, and Aysegül Ketenci, MD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  11. 2021;24;E733-E741A Randomized Controlled Trial of High Rate rTMS Versus rTMS and Amitriptyline in Chronic Migraine
    Randomized Controlled Trial
    Jayantee Kalita, MD, DM, Sumit Kumar, DM, Varun K. Singh, DM, and Usha K. Misra, DM.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  12. 2021;24;E743-E751The Antioxidant Effect of Selenium on Succinylcholine-related Myalgia After Adult Sinuscopies: Randomized Controlled Double-Blind Trial
    Randomized Controlled Trial
    Mohamed F. Mostafa, MD, Ekram A. Osman, MD, Mahmoud M. Abo Elkasem, MSc, Mohamed Ismail Seddik, MD, and Ragaa Herdan, MD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  13. 2021;24;E753-E759Efficacy of Single-shot Thoracic Paravertebral Block Combined with Intravenous Analgesia Versus Continuous Thoracic Epidural Analgesia for Chronic Pain After Thoracotomy
    Randomized Controlled Study
    Xiu-Liang Li, MD, Jie Zhang, MD, Lei Wan, MD, and Jing Wang, MM.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  14. 2021;24;E761-E769A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Ultrasound-Guided Pulsed Radiofrequency Treatment of the Saphenous Nerve for Refractory Osteoarthritis-Associated Knee Pain
    Randomized Controlled Trial
    Hironobu Uematsu, MD, PhD, Seiichi Osako, MD, Saya Hakata, MD, PhD, Daijiro Kabata, MPH, Ayumi Shintani, PhD, Daiki Kawazoe, BS, Kiyonori Mizuno, MD, PhD, Yuji Fujino, MD, PhD, and Yoichi Matsuda, MD, PhD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  15. 2021;24;E771-E781Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for the Management of Neuropathic Pain: A Narrative Review
    Narrative Review
    Seoyon Yang, MD, PhD, and Min Cheol Chang, MD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  16. 2021;24;479-48824-month Real-World Study of Spinal Cord Stimulation in Failed Back Surgery Patients with Refractory Pain
    Observational Study
    Concepcion Perez, MD, PhD, Elena Rojo, MD, Cesar Margarit, MD, PhD, Noelia Sanchez, RN, Tania Blanco, MD, Manuel Munoz, MD, Carlos Crespo, PhD, and Dolores Ochoa, MD, PhD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  17. 2021;24;489-494Transition from Compounded to Monotherapy Intrathecal Pain Medication Reduces Drug Costs: Retrospective Analysis of Patient Billing Data
    Retrospective Analysis
    Keith-Austin Scarfo, DO, Owen P. Leary, ScB, Darlene Gaudet, MS, Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, and Gail Grande, RN.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  18. 2021;24;E783-E794The Added Value of Sensitivity to Nonnoxious Stimuli to Predict an Individual’s Sensitivity to Pain
    Exploratory Study
    Christian Duale, MD, PhD, Vincent Leray, MSc, Fatiha Giron, BN, Sylvia Boulliau, BN, Nicolas Macian, MSc, Ruth Ruscheweyh, MD, Claude Dubray, MD, PhD, and Fabrice Giraudet, PhD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  19. 2021;24;E795-E802Multifactor Analysis of Costal Pain in Osteoporotic Fracture of Thoracic Vertebra
    Retrospective Study
    Jun Xin, MD, Xiaoyang Liu, PhD, Xingzhi Jing, PhD, Cheng Su, MD, Yi Mao, MD, Feifei Chen, PhD, Wenchao Wang, MD, and Xingang Cui, PhD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  20. 2021;24;E803-E810Correlation Analysis Between Basic Diseases and Subsequent Vertebral Fractures After Percutaneous Kyphoplasty (PKP) for Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures
    Retrospective Study
    Lei Ning, MD, Jungao Zhu, MD, Shen Tian, PhD, Ziang Hu, MD, Chao Liu, MD, Xiangde Zhao, MD, Xiang Li, MD, Shunwu Fan, MD, and Shuanglin Wan, MD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  21. 2021;24;E811-E819Percutaneous Full-Endoscopic Anterior Transcorporeal Cervical Discectomy for the Treatment of Cervical Disc Herniation: Surgical Design and Results
    Retrospective Study
    Xi Chen, MD, Jian-An Gao, MD, Qian Du, MD, Yang Qiao, MD, Wei-Jun Kong, MD, and Wen-Bo Liao, MD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  22. 2021;24;E821-E828Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections in the Setting of Remaining on Antithrombotics: A Retrospective Study
    Retrospective Review
    Jeremy I. Simon, MD, Jeffrey Gehret, DO, Eric S. Larsen, DO, Kyle S. Hummerston, DO, Philip J. Koehler III, DO, and Paul M. Kitei, MD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  23. 2021;24;E829-E837Microbiological and Physicochemical Stability of Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Hydromorphone, Ketorolac, Ramosetron, and Ondansetron for Intravenous Patient-controlled Analgesia: An In Vitro Study
    Laboratory Study
    Young Sung Kim, MD, PhD, Chung Hun Lee, MD, PhD, Ah Rahn Kim, PhD, Sang Sik Choi, MD, PhD, Mi Kyoung Lee, MD, PhD, Heezoo Kim, MD, PhD, and Seok Kyeong Oh, MD, PhD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  24. 2021;24;E839-E847Does Paramedian Approach Preferentially Secure Optimal Drug Delivery Onto Ventral Epidural Space and Subsequent Superior Clinical Efficacy Over a Dorsal Midline Approach During Cervical Interlaminar Epidural Injection?
    Retrospective Study
    Jung Hwan Lee, MD, PhD, Dong Chan Lee, MD, PhD, and Jun Ho Lee, MD, PhD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  25. 2021;24;E849-E856Chronic Pain Increases the Risk of Dementia: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study
    Retrospective Study
    Pei-Hsin Kao, MD, Fong-Lin Jang, MD, Chung-Han Ho, PhD, Yi-Chen Chen, MS, Chien-Chin Hsu, MD, PhD, Hung-Jung Lin, MD, MBA, Jhi-Joung Wang, MD, PhD, and Chien-Cheng Huang, MD, PhD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  26. 2021;24;E857-E866Cross-Cultural Adaption and Psychometric Evaluation of the German Craniofacial Pain and Disability Inventory (CF-PDI)
    Prospective Study
    Harry von Piekartz, PhD, Roy La Touche, PhD, Alba Paris-Alemany, PhD, Alexandra Löwen, BSc, Mohamed Ismail, BSc, Roger Köhl, MSc, Katharina Benz, BSc, and Nicolaus Ballenberger, PhD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  27. 2021;24;E867-E875Minimally Invasive Interlaminar Decompression with a 10-mm Endoscope and Microscope in Cases of Adult Degenerative Scoliosis
    Retrospective Study
    Rui Li, MD, Gang An, MD, Ying Guan, MD, Zhibin Peng, MD, and Yansong Wang, MD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  28. 2021;24;E877-E882Pain Variability of Tissues Under Endoscope in Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy and Its Significance: A Retrospective Study
    Retrospective Study
    Feifei Chen, MD, Jun Xin, MD, Cheng Su, MD, Xiaoyang Liu, MD, and Xingang Cui, MD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  29. 2021;24;E883-E892Alleviating Paravertebral Muscle Spasm after Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment of Hypersensitive Basivertebral and Sinuvertebral Nerves for Chronic Discogenic Back Pain
    Prospective Study
    Ji Yeon Kim, MD, Hyeun Sung Kim, MD, PhD, Pang Hung Wu, MBBS, FRCS, and Il-Tae Jang, MD, PhD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  30. 2021;24;E893-E894Comments on “Efficacy of Pulsed Radiofrequency or Short-Term Spinal Cord Stimulation for Acute/Subacute Zoster-Related Pain: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Controlled Trial”
    Letter to the Editor
    Xixia Feng, MB, and Ling Ye, MD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  31. 2021;24;E895-E896Comments on “Can Additional Facet Joint Block Improve the Clinical Outcome of Kyphoplasty for Acute Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures?”
    Letter to the Editor
    Estephanie Robles, MD, Estanislao Arana, MD, PhD, and Francisco Kovacs, PhD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  32. 2021;24;E897RE: “Can Additional Facet Joint Block Improve the Clinical Outcome of Kyphoplasty for Acute Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures?”
    Letter to the Editor
    Nikhil Jain, MD, and Anil Agarwal, MD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  33. 2021;24;E898In Response to RE: “Can Additional Facet Joint Block Improve the Clinical Outcome of Kyphoplasty for Acute Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures?”
    In Response
    Jun-Song Yang, MD, Peng Zou, MD, Xin Chai, MD, Qing-Da Li, MD, Yuan-Ting Zhao, MD, and Ding-Jun Hao, MD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  34. 2021;24;E899Comments on “Long-term Efficacy of Percutaneous Epidural Neurolysis of Adhesions in Chronic Lumbar Radicular Pain: 10-Year Follow-Up of a Randomized Controlled Trial”
    Letter to the Editor
    Min Cheol Chang, MD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  35. 2021;24;E900In Response to Comments on “Long-term Efficacy of Percutaneous Epidural Neurolysis of Adhesions in Chronic Lumbar Radicular Pain: 10-Year Follow-Up of a Randomized Controlled Trial”
    In Response
    Ludger Gerdesmeyer, MD.
    ABSTRACTPDF

  36. 2021;24;E901-E9512021 Abstracts and Poster Winners
    Posters
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    ABSTRACTPDF