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The National Pain Institute pain management clinics in New Port Richey, Fla., are now offering 20 pain management treatments for patients.
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Wednesday, 24 October 2012 07:34

8 Benchmarks for Low Back Pain Injections

The AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement has released new benchmarking data on four common outpatient procedures: cataract surgery, colonoscopy, knee arthroscopy and low back injection for pain management.
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Scott Glaser, MD, is an interventional pain management physician and president of the Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago in Burr Ridge, Ill. He shares five procedures interventional pain management physicians need to do in their practices in 2012.

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Ultrasound guided injections can position pain practices with several clinical and business advantages, says Neil Chatterjee, MD, a pain physician with Virginia Spine Institute in Reston, Virginia. "An ultrasound is a strategic addition to many practices, as  it can improve outcomes for injections," he says. "During our residencies and fellowships, we learn to perform most peripheral joint injections in the absence of any guidance modalities. However, physicians may have a higher miss rate without the ultrasound guidance."
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The Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care Institute for Quality Improvement recently released the data from a survey on performing low back injections in surgery centers. The survey gathered data from 45 organizations that perform more than 55,000 procedures annually.
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Four orthopedic sports medicine physicians discuss current use of platelet-rich plasma injections for athletes and whether they think the treatment will stand up to evidence-based research.
Sacroiliac joint injections can be challenging to insert in the right place each time, however the double-needle method can improve accuracy, according to an article published in Pain Physicians.
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Researchers from Weil Cornell Medical College in New York found patients with osteoarthritis who are injected with sodium hyaluronate after knee surgery experienced greater pain control and improved functioning when compared with patients who did not, according to a report in HealthDay.
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