Evidence-based interventional pain management: principles, problems, potential and applications.

  title={Evidence-based interventional pain management: principles, problems, potential and applications.},
  author={Laxmaiah Manchikanti and Mark V. Boswell and James Giordano},
  journal={Pain physician},
  volume={10 2},
BACKGROUND The past decade has been marked by unprecedented interest in evidence-based medicine (EBM) and a focus upon the use of innovative methods and protocols to provide valid and reliable information for and about healthcare. Thus (it is at least purported that), healthcare decisions are increasingly being based upon research-derived evidence, rather than on expert opinion or clinical experience alone. But this quest for evidence to support clinical practice also compels the question of… CONTINUE READING

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