PAIN TOPICS

The Importance of Joining WIP

The Importance of Joining WIP

Dr. Kris Vissers talks about the World Institute of Pain and its mission to educate pain physicians all over the world.

A Word From The Current WIP President

A Word From The Current WIP President

Dr. Giustino Varrassi, the president of WIP, talks about the core purpose of the society, and why it sets such high standards.

Cervical Neuroplasty Mini Doc

Cervical Neuroplasty Mini Doc

Dr. Gabor Racz performs a cervical lysis of adhesion procedure. He first meets with the patient to discuss his history and performs a short examination that reveals neuropathy at the C5-C6 nerve roots.

Annual NY/NJ Pain Symposium

Annual NY/NJ Pain Symposium

The New York/New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians annual Pain Symposium has developed into one of the largest pain meetings in the country.

Lumbar Cryoablation

Lumbar Cryoablation

Dr. Orlando Florete demonstrates how to properly perform cryoablation of the medial branch for lumbar facet pain using a cadaver.

Intro to Cryoablation

Intro to Cryoablation

Dr. Orlando Florete introduces the Pain Blocker for cryoablation in a cadaver lab before he demonstrates the procedure.

The Importance of Getting Involved: Advocacy and Proactive Approach

The Importance of Getting Involved: Advocacy and Proactive Approach

Join this panel discussion and hear about the strategies used by ASIPP and physicians to create awareness in Congress about needed changes in healthcare.

OHSIPP Meeting

OHSIPP Meeting

Dr. Amol Soin, CEO of the OHSIPP, talks about the mission and growth of the organization.

OHSIPP Annual Meeting

OHSIPP Annual Meeting

Several of the premier pain physicians from around the country talk about their experience at the new, annual Ohio ASIPP (OHSIPP).

Bioness Stimrouter: Common Peroneal Nerve Procedure

Bioness Stimrouter: Common Peroneal Nerve Procedure

Dr. Stephen Barrett discusses the instruments in the Bioness StimRouter kit before demonstrating how to implant the device adjacent to the common peroneal nerve.

PROCEDURES

Bioness Stimrouter: Tibial Nerve Procedure

Bioness Stimrouter: Tibial Nerve Procedure

Dr. Stephen Barrett demonstrates two different approaches for lead placement of the Bioness StimRouter for tibial nerve stimulation.

Rhizotomy

Rhizotomy

Dr. Arthur Watanabe demonstrates how to perform a thoracic rhizotomy on a cadaver.

Two Needle Technique for Lumbar Discogram

Two Needle Technique for Lumbar Discogram

Dr. Harold Cordner demonstrates a two-needle technique for a lumbar discogram.

Plantar Fascia: Ultrasound Evaluation and Regenerative Medicine Procedures

Plantar Fascia: Ultrasound Evaluation and Regenerative Medicine Procedures

Dr. George Chien demonstrates how to visualize the plantar fascia and the Achilles tendon of the foot under ultrasound.

Trigeminal Lab RF Ganglion

Trigeminal Lab RF Ganglion

Dr. Andre Marques demonstrates, using a cadaver, how to perform a trigeminal ganglion block/RF procedure.

Sacroiliac Steroid Injection

Sacroiliac Steroid Injection

Dr. Kenneth Chapman performs a sacroiliac (SI) injection with the aid of fluoroscopic guidance.

Bioness Stimrouter

Bioness Stimrouter

Dr. Youssef Josephson performs a live Bioness Stimrouter PNS implant to treat neuropathy of the Lateral Femoral Cutaneous nerve caused by a previous total hip replacement.

Trigeminal Ganglion RF

Trigeminal Ganglion RF

Dr. Andre Marques Mansano Demonstrates Needle Placement for Radiofrequency Ablation of the Trigeminal Ganglion

Obtaining Bone Marrow

Obtaining Bone Marrow

Dr. Aaron Calodney demonstrates the proper technique to access the ideal portion of the iliac crest for obtaining bone marrow aspirate.

Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty

Dr. Andres Betts demonstrates how to properly advance the cannula for a mechanical lumbar-kyphoplasty.

LECTURES

Spinal Stenosis Treatment

Spinal Stenosis Treatment

Dr. Jay Grider talks about a novel approach of understanding and treating lumbar spine stenosis.

Dose Management at Ziehm Imaging

Dose Management at Ziehm Imaging

Ziehm Imaging's Wolfgang Keller explains how new technology allows for high quality images with lower doses of radiation.

Lumbar Facets: Where is the Evidence leading us?

Lumbar Facets: Where is the Evidence leading us?

Dr. Jan Van Zundert discusses recent events that have caused the loss of insurance coverage for radiofrequency ablation for facet pain.

Stem Cell Augmentation and Regenerating Degenerative Disc Disease

Stem Cell Augmentation and Regenerating Degenerative Disc Disease

Dr. Douglas Beall explains the use of mesoblastic progenitor cells (MPC) to treat degenerative disc disease.

Percutaneous Discectomy

Percutaneous Discectomy

Dr. Sudhir Diwan gives a lecture on the percutaneous discectomy procedure.

OHSIPP Welcome

OHSIPP Welcome

Dr. Ricardo Buenaventura gives a brief, welcoming talk at the Ohio Society for Interventional Pain Physicians (OSIPP).

Imaging Evaluation of Low Back Pain

Imaging Evaluation of Low Back Pain

Dr. Douglas Beall explains the value of MRI imaging to diagnose pathologies, but he also emphasizes the importance of correlating the patient’s physical exam with this imaging.

Abdominal and Pelvic Pain

Abdominal and Pelvic Pain

From Pain School International in Budapest, Dr. Andrea Trescot explores the many sources of pelvic and abdominal pain

Evaluation of the Chronic Pain Patient

Evaluation of the Chronic Pain Patient

Dr. Rick Buenaventura gives a lecture on assessing and treating chronic low back and neck pain.

Radiofrequency: Old and New

Radiofrequency: Old and New

Dr. Fabricio Dias Assis examines the history of radiofrequency use for pain treatment.

PRODUCTS

Hypertonic Saline

Hypertonic Saline

Dr. Gabor Racz talks about his involvement in discovering the benefits introducing hypertonic saline in the epidural space after a lysis of adhesion procedure.

RX-2 vs Standard

RX-2 vs Standard

Dr. Racz compares the use of the typical introducer needle to the RX-2 Coude needle for inserting spinal cord simulators. The standard needle is similar to that of a Tuohy and has a curve in the tip.

RX-2 Conclusion

RX-2 Conclusion

Dr. Racz reviews a few key points to conclude his discussion on the use and advantage of the RX-2 Coude needle, not only for efficacy but also patient safety.

RX-2 Patient Positioning

RX-2 Patient Positioning

Dr. Racz offers simple yet important "tips" when positioning a patient in the prone position for optimal fluoroscopic viewing of the spine.

“How to avoid Complications with the RX-2”

“How to avoid Complications with the RX-2”

Dr. Racz compares the safety of RX-2 Coude needle to other needle by demonstrating the use of the second, atraumatic stylet.

“The RX-2 Coude Needle for better SCS Placement”

“The RX-2 Coude Needle for better SCS Placement”

Dr. Racz explains the advantages of using the RX-2 Coude needle when advancing cervical stimulator leads compared to that of a Tuohy needle.

Flexion-Rotation with the RX-2

Flexion-Rotation with the RX-2

By using the Blunt RX Needle in the cervical spine, the patient is free to perform flexion with rotation motions without the risk of puncturing the dura and other structures.

The RX-2 and why it is preferred

The RX-2 and why it is preferred

Dr. Racz adds a side note about the RX-2 Coude. He explains why both physicians and sales reps recognize the proven safety of using this needle with the secondary stylet.

fiXate ™

fiXate ™

Dr. Ralph Justiz explains the benefits of using the fiXate™ anchoring system to secure SCS leads as opposed to using sutures.

Double Nelson

Double Nelson

Dr. John Nelson explains the development of the Double Nelson extension set from hearing of previous disasters of transformaminal epidural steroid injections.

PHYSICIAN SERVICES

Pain Population Registry

Pain Population Registry

Dr. Bryce talks about his new study on pain and population medicine, which will soon be published.

Physician Services

Physician Services

Meredith George, Director of Physician Services, provides information regarding billing, coding, and practice management updates.

Predetermination Process

Predetermination Process

Director of Physician Services, Meredith George, explains the importance of writing a letter of predetermination to insurance providers to verify coverage of certain medical procedures.