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


  • Leonardo Kapural
  • Philip Kim
  • Timothy Deer
  • Key Features

    • 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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    • Quickly find the information you need in a user-friendly format with strictly templated chapters supplemented with illustrative line drawings, images, and treatment algorithms.
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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 editors

    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