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All Interventional Pain Management Articles

Candidates for spinal cord stimulator implantation are typically referred for psychological assessment as part of the screening process to evaluate the likelihood of successful outcomes. The authors review the various assessment tools and discuss which may be most beneficial for chronic pain patients.
This case challenge discusses the activation of latent Lyme disease following a lumbar epidural steroid injection.
Many physicians who treat pain have been hesitant to perform invasive procedures on patients who are taking warfarin sodium due to the potential risk of complications. Article examines these safety concerns.
The past decade has seen a revolution in minimally invasive techniques to improve surgical outcomes, including minimally invasive spine surgery.
Article reviews different types of radiofrequency neuroablation, or lesioning, and their use in the treatment of back and neck pain.
Review options for in-office electromagnetic devices to treat chronic pain patients.
Pain after TKA is reported to be a problem in an estimated 20% of cases. It is described as a surgical risk and is often accepted as an unfortunate outcome of the procedure. However, careful physical examination of the diagnostic evaluation can reveal soft tissue pathologies that can be successfully managed.
For more than 40 years, clinicians have been using and developing implantable technologies for the control of severe pain. Article reviews 3 types of implantable technology.
This article describes a new electromagnetic device and its use in combination with local anesthetic therapy to treat pain problems.
Corticosteroids are a common component of nearly all therapeutic injections for pain management that physicians perform. Read about possible complications of epidural steroid injections. Important pain management article to read.
Article includes a discussion of monitored anesthesia care and conscious sedation during pain therapies and interventional pain management procedures.
I have been asked to write a regular column on the subject of interventional pain treatment. The editors of Practical Pain Management made this request with the goal of keeping readers as current as possible on the many exciting developments in the field of interventional therapies.
Article discusses a retrospective review of the rate of dural punctures as a complication of lumbar epidural steroid injections—with and without guiding fluoroscopy.
A survey of the "science" behind exclusionary psychological assessment finds that supporting empirical data is virtually non-existent and may be unduly limiting access to those patients for whom this treatment represents their only chance for comfort and a reasonable quality of life.
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