PAIN TOPICS

Running your Practice in Today’s Market

Running your Practice in Today’s Market

Dr. Kenneth Chapman discusses the challenges of running a private practice in today's heavily regulated environment, and why he would advise fellows against starting their own practice.

The Benefits of State Meetings

The Benefits of State Meetings

Dr. Daniel Verrill discusses his experience with OHSIPP, and how state societies allow physicians to develop relationships with local peers.

The Importance of State Societies and Managing Pain

The Importance of State Societies and Managing Pain

Dr. Ken Candido explains his excitement when seeing the emergence of state and local societies. He details his approach when treating patients as safety being his number one focus. His approach includes a pain algorithm that is intended to minimize risk while effectively treating the patient.

Founding PSI

Founding PSI

Dr. Edit Racz discusses her passion for pain management and how this has compelled her to join the World Institute of Pain (WIP). She also explains how Pain School International (PSI), co-founded by her in 2017, provides excellent training for the FIPP exam as well as assisting doctors in need of financial support.

Pain Management in Nigeria

Pain Management in Nigeria

Dr. Elizabeth Ogboli-Nwasor talks about her journey into pain management, and the difficulties of becoming established in Nigeria.

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.

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.

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.

PROCEDURES

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.

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.

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.

Lumbar Lysis of Adhesion-Caudal Approach

Lumbar Lysis of Adhesion-Caudal Approach

Dr. Ira Fox demonstrates how to perform a lysis of adhesion procedure on a cadaver via caudal approach (via the sacral hiatus).

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.

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Dr. Andrea Trescot teaches students at the Pain School International how to implant a spinal cord stimulator.

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.

LECTURES

Evidence of Neuromodulation

Evidence of Neuromodulation

Dr. Robert Levy discusses the science of neuromodulation and efficacy from numerous studies. He compares the mechanism of action of tonic, high frequency (HF), and burst stimulation. Dr. Levy reveals, via current literature, that DRG stimulation has the most therapeutic effect and explains why.

Opioids – Myths, Facts and Fallacies

Opioids – Myths, Facts and Fallacies

Dr. Andrea Trescot takes a very important, data-based approach to further study and better understand the reality of the opioid situation in the United States. The results of her recent work with the Health and Human Services Opioid Task Force revealed the true nature of this crisis.

Radiofrequency Targets

Radiofrequency Targets

Dr. Mert Akbas gives a good overview of how radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is used for pain management including a brief explanation of its mechanism of action.

Where Does the Opioid Crisis Leave Us?

Where Does the Opioid Crisis Leave Us?

Dr. Peter Staats gives a statistical-based slide presentation of the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States.

Continuing Evolution of PRF

Continuing Evolution of PRF

Dr. Serdar Erdine gives an evidence-based slide presentation on pulse radiofrequency (PRF).

Adhesiolysis Studies

Adhesiolysis Studies

Dr. Ludger Gerdesmeyer gives a slide presentation discussing many different studies on lysis of adhesions.

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 Degenerative Disc Disease

Stem Cell Augmentation and Degenerative Disc Disease

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

PRODUCTS

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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