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Epidemiology of low back pain.
- L. Manchikanti
- Medicine, PsychologyPain physician
- 1 April 2000
This review will discuss the epidemiology of low back pain, with emphasis on frequency, causes, and consequences ofLow back pain; the influence of age, gender, morphologic characteristics, and genetics; and the Influence of occupational, mechanical, social, habitual, and psychological factors.
A comprehensive review of opioid-induced hyperalgesia.
- Marion Lee, S. Silverman, Hans C Hansen, V. Patel, L. Manchikanti
- Biology, MedicinePain physician
- 1 March 2011
Clinicians should suspect OIH when opioid treatment's effect seems to wane in the absence of disease progression, particularly if found in the context of unexplained pain reports or diffuse allodynia unassociated with the original pain, and increased levels of pain with increasing dosages.
Opioid epidemic in the United States.
The obstacles that must be surmounted are primarily inappropriate prescribing patterns, which are largely based on a lack of knowledge, perceived safety, and inaccurate belief of undertreatment of pain.
Therapeutic opioids: a ten-year perspective on the complexities and complications of the escalating use, abuse, and nonmedical use of opioids.
Therapeutic opioid use has increased substantially, specifically of Schedule II drugs, and patients on long-term opioid use have been shown to increase the overall cost of healthcare, disability, rates of surgery, and late opioid use.
Comprehensive review of epidemiology, scope, and impact of spinal pain.
This section of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)/Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) guidelines evaluates the epidemiology, scope, and impact of spinal pain and its relevance to health care interventions.
Therapeutic use, abuse, and nonmedical use of opioids: a ten-year perspective.
An updated 10-year perspective on therapeutic use, abuse, and non-medical use of opioids and their consequences is provided.
Epidemiology of Low Back Pain in Adults
- L. Manchikanti, V. Singh, F. Falco, Ramsin M. Benyamin, J. Hirsch
- Medicine, PsychologyNeuromodulation : journal of the International…
- 1 October 2014
A global review of the prevalence of low back pain in the adult general population has shown its point prevalence to be approximately 12%, with a one‐month prevalence of 23%, a one-year prevalence of 38%, and a lifetime prevalence of approximately 40%.
Epidural steroids in the management of chronic spinal pain: a systematic review.
There is moderate evidence for interlaminar epidurals in the cervical spine and limited evidence in the lumbar spine for long-term relief in managing chronic pain of lumbr radiculopathy and postlumbar laminectomy syndrome.
National drug control policy and prescription drug abuse: facts and fallacies.
- L. Manchikanti
- MedicinePain physician
- 1 May 2007
The multiple reasons for continued escalation of prescription drug abuse and overuse are lack of education among all segments including physicians, pharmacists, and the public; ineffective and incoherent prescription monitoring programs with lack of funding for a national prescription monitoring program NASPER; and a reactive approach on behalf of numerous agencies.
Opioid guidelines in the management of chronic non-cancer pain.
These guidelines evaluated the evidence for the use of opioids in the management of chronic non-cancer pain and recommendations for management and are based on the best available scientific evidence.