Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Discogenic Pain

1st Edition

Volume 3: A Volume in the Interventional and Neuromodulatory Techniques for Pain Management Series; Expert Consult Premium Edition -- Enhanced Online Features and Print


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  • Understand the rationale and scientific evidence behind discogenic pain relief techniques and master their execution.
  • Optimize outcomes, reduce complications, and minimize risks by adhering to current, evidence-based practice guidelines for treating discogenic pain, when to recommend interventional procedures, how to perform them safely, and how to manage chronic back pain in the long term.
  • Apply the newest techniques in discography, radiofrequency and heat procedures, disc fusion, nucleus replacement, and interventions for disc herniation.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Epidemiology and Etiology of Discogenic Pain: How Big is the Problem?

Chapter 2: Establishing the Diagnosis of Discogenic Back Pain: An Evidence-Based Algorithmic Approach

Chapter 3: Imaging for Discogenic Pain

Chapter 4: Provocation Discography

Chapter 5: Analgesic Discography

Chapter 6: Discogenic Pain: Intradiscal Therapeutic Injections and Use of Intradiscal Biologic Agents

Chapter 7: Radiofrequency and Other Heat Applications for the Treatment of Discogenic Pain

Chapter 8: Arthrodesis and Fusion for the Treatment of Discogenic Neck and Back Pain: Evidence Based Effectiveness and Controversies

Chapter 9: Nucleus Pulposus Replacement and Motion Sparing Technologies

Chapter 10: Cervical & Thoracic Discogenic Pain: Therapeutic Non-surgical Options

Chapter 11: Disc Herniations: Injections and Minimally Invasive Techniques

Chapter 12: Current Surgical Options for Intervertebral Disc Herniation in the Cervical and Lumbar Spine

Chapter 13: Neuromodulation and Intrathecal Therapies for the Treatment Chronic

Radiculopathy Related with Intractable Discogenic Pain


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About the authors

Leonardo Kapural

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Anesthesiology Wake Forest University School of Medicine Director, Pain Medicine Center Wake Forest Baptist Health Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Philip Kim

Affiliations and Expertise

Asst. Professor of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, University of PA Health System Medical Director, The Surgery Center of the Main Line Medical Director, Center for Pain Medicine and St. Francis Pain Center

Timothy Deer

Affiliations and Expertise

President and CEO, The Center for Pain Relief Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, West Virginia University School of Medicine Charleston, West Virginia