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American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) guidelines for responsible opioid prescribing in chronic non-cancer pain: Part 2--guidance.
RESULTS Part 2 of the guidelines on responsible opioid prescribing provides the following recommendations for initiating and maintaining chronic opioid therapy of 90 days or longer. 1. A)Expand
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Evaluation of the relative contributions of various structures in chronic low back pain.
An attempt was made to determine the relative contribution of various structures to chronic low back pain, including facet joint(s), disc(s), and sacroiliac joint(s) in a prospective evaluation.Expand
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Prevalence of facet joint pain in chronic spinal pain of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions
BackgroundFacet joints are a clinically important source of chronic cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine pain. The purpose of this study was to systematically evaluate the prevalence of facet jointExpand
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One day lumbar epidural adhesiolysis and hypertonic saline neurolysis in treatment of chronic low back pain: a randomized, double-blind trial.
BACKGROUND Chronic, refractory low back pain is a common problem. Percutaneous adhesiolysis with hypertonic saline neurolysis was described in the management of chronic refractory low back pain,Expand
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Role of one day epidural adhesiolysis in management of chronic low back pain: a randomized clinical trial.
Epidural fibrosis is seen as a common phenomenon among postlumbar laminectomy syndrome patients, contributing to approximately 60% of symptom recurrence. Percutaneous epidural lysis of adhesions hasExpand
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American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) guidelines for responsible opioid prescribing in chronic non-cancer pain: Part I--evidence assessment.
BACKGROUND Opioid abuse has continued to increase at an alarming rate since the 1990 s. As documented by different medical specialties, medical boards, advocacy groups, and the Drug EnforcementExpand
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Controlled substance abuse and illicit drug use in chronic pain patients: An evaluation of multiple variables.
BACKGROUND Opioids are used extensively for chronic pain management in the United States. The frequency of opioid use prior to presenting to interventional pain management settings and inExpand
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Therapeutic cervical medial branch blocks in managing chronic neck pain: a preliminary report of a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial: clinical trial NCT0033272.
BACKGROUND Based on the criteria established by the International Association for the Study of Pain, the prevalence of persistent neck pain, secondary to involvement of cervical facet orExpand
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Does adherence monitoring reduce controlled substance abuse in chronic pain patients?
BACKGROUND Opioids are used extensively for chronic pain management in the United States. The frequency of opioid use prior to presenting to interventional pain management settings and inExpand
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Preliminary results of a randomized, equivalence trial of fluoroscopic caudal epidural injections in managing chronic low back pain: Part 2--Disc herniation and radiculitis.
BACKGROUND The pathophysiology of lumbar radicular pain is a subject of ongoing research. The prevalence of sciatica or radiculitis ranges from 1.2% to 43%. Epidural injections are one of the mostExpand
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