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 2023, Volume 26, Issue 2)

  1. Effectiveness of Transforaminal, Interlaminar, and Caudal Epidural Injections in Lumbosacral Disc Herniation: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis
    Systematic Review
    Sang Gyu Kwak, PhD, Yoo Jin Choo, MD, Soyoung Kwak, MD, and Min Cheol Chang, MD.
  2. The Utilization of Radiofrequency Techniques for Upper Extremity Pain Management
    Narrative Review
    Waleed Albishi, MSc, Nasser M. AbuDujain, MBBS, Abdulaziz bin Dakhil, BS, and Meshari Alzeer, BS.
  3. The Prevalence of Perceived Injustice and Factors Associated With Perceived Injustice in People With Pain: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis
    Systematic Review
    Eva Roose, MSc, Astrid Lahousse, MSc, Anke Robbeets, BS, Ella Smout, BS, Kenza Mostaqim, MSc, Eva Huysmans, MSc, Jo Nijs, PhD, Paul van Wilgen, PhD, David Beckwee, MSc, Marijke De Couck, PhD, Annick Timmermans, PhD, Rinske Bults, MSc, and Laurence Leysen, PhD.
  4. Postoperative Analgesic Effects of Serratus Anterior Plane Block for Thoracic and Breast Surgery: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
    Systematic Review
    Jin Meng, MD, Hong-yan Zhao, MD, Xiao-jun Zhuo, MD, and Qi-hong Shen, MD.
  5. Ultrasound-guided Techniques for Perioperative Analgesia in Pediatric Lower Abdominal Surgeries: Quadratus Lumborum Block with Bupivacaine versus Caudal Bupivacaine and Neostigmine
    Randomized Trial
    Tarek M. Ashoor, MD, Eman M. Zain, MBBCh, Mostafa K. Reyad, MD, Ahmad M. Hasseb, MD, and Ibrahim M. Esmat, MD.
  6. The Efficacy of Erector Spinae Plane Block Compared With Intrathecal Morphine in Postoperative Analgesia in Patients Undergoing Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Double-blind Prospective Comparative Study
    Prospective Study
    Atef Mohamed Mahmoud, MD, Safaa Gaber Ragab, MD, Mohamad Ahmed Shawky, MD, Doha Hamad Masry, MSc, and Joseph Makram Botros, MD.
  7. Effect of Different Frequencies of Electroacupuncture on Chronic Low Back Pain in Older Adults: A Triple-blind, Placebo-controlled, Randomized Clinical Trial
    Randomized Controlled Trial
    Sarina Francescato Torres, MD, Ana Carolina Brandt de Macedo, PhD, Regina Yassue Sakai, Esp, Gabriele Cristina Seguro Bressan, BS, Matheus Bieberback Rodrigues dos Santos, BS, and Amelia Pasqual Marques, PhD.
  8. Does the Choice of Operative Side Affect the Clinical Outcome of Unilateral Percutaneous Kyphoplasty for Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture?
    Prospective Study
    Xin Chai, MD, Jiawen Xu, MD, Ying Yao, MD, Jun-Song Yang, MD, Hui Xu, MD, Peng Zou, MD, Tuan-jiang Liu, MD, Lei Chu, MD, Ding-Jun Hao, MD, and Yuan-Ting Zhao, MD.