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Curtis W. Slipman, MD
Director, The Penn Spine Center
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Slipman is a member of the SpineUniverse Editorial Board.

About Curtis W. Slipman, MD

Dr. Curtis W. Slipman currently holds several prestigious positions at the University of Pennsylvania Health System's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Slipman is the Director of the Penn Spine Center, Director of the Interventional Physiatry Fellowship program, Chief of the Division of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, and an Associate Professor.

Dr. Slipman completed his Medical Degree at Baylor College of Medicine, located in Houston, TX. He completed his residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York, NY. Dr. Slipman is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Slipman is an active member of many professional and scientific societies including the International Association for the Study of Pain, International Spine Injection Society, North American Spine Society, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Back Society, American Pain Society, Association of Academic Physiatrists, Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Further, Dr. Slipman is Editor-in-Chief of Pain Physician; Reviewer for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Spine; Medical Editor for Time Life Medical; and, on the Editorial Boards of The Spine Journal, Seminars in Integrative Medicine, and Pain Medicine.

Dr. Slipman has an active schedule that includes professional presentations and lecturing nationally and internationally. He is the author of one book, 48 peer reviewed research journal articles, more than 50 scientific abstracts, and has contributed editorials, reviews, and chapters to 40 publications.

Publications

Books

Manchikanti L., Slipman, C.W., Fellows B. (Editors): "Low Back Pain: An Interventional Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment." ASIPP Publishing, Paducah, KY

Research Publications, Peer Reviewed

1. Slipman, C.W.: "Postamputation neuromas and other symptomatic stump abnormalities: Detection with CT." Radiology, 162, No. 3, 743-745, 1987

2. Slipman, C.W., Sterenfeld, E.B., Chou, L.H., Herzog, R., Vresilovic, E.J., Abrams, S.: "The value of radionuclide imaging in the diagnosis of sacroiliac joint syndrome," Spine, 21(19):2251-2254, 1996

3. Slipman, C.W., Sterenfeld, E.B., Chou, L.H., Herzog, R., Vresilovic, E.J.: "The predictive value of provocative sacroiliac joint stress maneuvers in the diagnosis of sacroiliac joint syndrome." Archives of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation, 79(3):288-292, 1998

4. Herzog R.J., Slipman CW: "Imaging Corner: Presentation of unknown case #1," Spine, 23:11, p.1287, 1998

5. Herzog R.J., Slipman C.W.: "Imaging Corner: Discussion of unknown case #1," Spine , 23:12 p.1429, 1998

6. Slipman C.W., Plastaras, C.T., Palmitier, R.A., Huston, C.W., Sterenfeld, E.B.: "Symptom provocation of fluoroscopically guided cervical nerve root stimulation: are dynatomal maps identical to dermatomal maps?" Spine, 23(20), 2235-2242, 1998

7. Slipman C.W., Palmitier, R.A.: "Diagnostic selective nerve root blocks." Critical Reviews in Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, Henley, E.J., Grabois, M., Editors, Begell House, Inc., Publisher, 10, No. 2, 123-146, 1998

8. Slipman C.W., Rogers DP, Lipetz JS, Herzog R, Vresilovic E: "An unusual extraspinal cause of bilateral leg pain." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 80(6):721-4, 1999

9. Slipman CW, Palmer MA, Vresilovic EJ: Piriformis muscle syndrome: a diagnostic dilemma." Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, 7:4, 73-83, 1999

10. Slipman C.W., Lipetz J.S., Jackson H.B., Vresilovic E.: "Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism as a complication of bed rest for low back pain." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 81(1):127-129, 2000

11. Slipman CW, Jackson HB, Chan KW, Lipetz JS, Lenrow D, Vresilovic E: "Sacroiliac joint pain referral zones." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 81:334-8, 2000

12. Slipman CW, Lipetz JS, Jackson HB, Rogers DP: "Therapeutic selective nerve root blocks in the nonsurgical management of atraumatic cervical spondylotic radicular pain: a retrospective analysis with independent clinical review." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 81:741-746, 2000

13. Slipman CW, Lipetz JS, Wakeshima Y, Jackson HB: "Nonsurgical treatment of zygoapophyseal joint cyst induced radicular pain." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 81:973-977, 2000

14. Slipman CW, Lipetz Herzog RJ, Vresilovic, EJ: "Nonsurgical treatment for radicular of pain of zygapophyseal joint cyst origin: therapeutic selective nerve root block." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 81:1119-1122, 2000

15. Slipman CW, Patel RK, Shin CH, Braverman D, Lenrow DA: "Studies probe complexity of sacroiliac joint syndrome." Biomechanics, pp. 67-78, 2000

16. Slipman CW, Shin CH, Ellen MI, Patel RK, Braverman DL, Lenrow DA: "An unusual case of shoulder pain." Pain Physician, Vol. 3 (4), p. 352-356, 2000

17. Slipman CW, Lipetz JS, Vresilovic EJ, Plastaras CT, Jackson HB: "Fluoroscopically guided therapeutic sacroiliac joint injections for sacroiliac joint syndrome." American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 80(6), 425-432, 2001

18. Slipman CW, Lipetz JS, Plastaras CT, Jackson HB, Yang ST, Meyer AM: "Outcomes of therapeutic zygapophyseal joint injections for headaches emanating from the C2-3 joint." Americal Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 80, 2001

19. Slipman CW, Patel RK, Ellen MI, Braverman DL, Lenrow DA: "Diagnosis and treatment of sacroiliac pain." Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine, pp. 325-332, 2001

20. Slipman CW, Shin CH, Patel RK, Lenrow DA, Ellen MI, Braverman DL, Nematbakhsh A: "Persistent hiccup associated with thoracic epidural injection." American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 80(8):618-21, 2001

21. Slipman CW, Patel RK, Herzog R, Zhang L, Vresilovic EJ, Lenrow DA, Shin CH, Herzog R: "Side of symptomatic annular tear and site of low back pain: Is there a correlation?" Spine, 26(8):E165-E169, 2001

22. Slipman CW, Lipetz JS, Jackson HB, Plastaras CT, Vresilovic EJ: "Outcomes of therapeutic selective nerve root blocks for whiplash induced cervical radicular pain." Pain Physician, Vol. 4(1), pp. 167-174, 2001

23. Slipman CW, Whyte WS, Lichtenstein GR, Lenrow D, Braverman D, Ellen M, Vresilovic EJ: "Thoracic spine spasms secondary to hemorrhagic intestinal ulcer." Pain Physician, Vol. 4(1), pp. 97-100, 2001

24. Slipman CW, Whyte WS, Chow DW, Chou L, Lenrow D, Ellen M: Sacroiliac joint syndrome." Pain Physician, Vol. 4(2), pp. 143-152, 2001

25. Slipman CW, Lipetz JS, Plastaras CT, Jackson HB, Yang ST, Meyer AM: Therapeutic zygapophyseal joint injections for headaches emanating from the C2-3 joint." American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 80(3), pp. 182-188, 2001

26. Manchikanti L, Singh V, Kloth D, Slipman CW, Jasper JF, Trescot AM, Varley KG, Atluri SL, Giron C, Curran MJ, Rivera J, Baha AG, Bakhit CE, Reuter MW: "Interventional techniques in the management of chronic pain: Part 2.0." Pain Physician, 4(1), pp. 24-96, 2001

27. Slipman CW, Issac Z: "The role of diagnostic selective nerve root blocks in the management of spinal pain." Pain Physician, 4(3), pp. 214-226, 2001

28. Slipman CW, Patel RK, Siegelman ES, Cirigliano M, Bhat AL, Isaac Z, Lenrow DA: "Metastatic prostate cancer to the spine and a PSA of 5666: a case report." Pain Physician, 4(4), pp. 317-321, 2001

29. Slipman CW, Patel RK, Vresilovic EJ, Brautigam P, Mathies A, Adam LE, Lenrow DH, Bhat AL, Isaac Z, Alavi A: "Osseous stress reaction in a rower diagnoised with positron emission tomography (PET): a case report." Pain Physician, 4(4), pp. 336-342, 2001

30. Braverman DL, Slipman CW, Lenrow DA: "Using gabapentin to treat failed back surgery syndrome caused by epidural fibrosis: a report of two cases." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 82(5):691-3, 2001

31. Slipman CW, Chow DW, Whyte WS, Ellen M, Lenrow DA, Chou L, Vresilovic EJ: "An evidence based algorithmic approach to cervical spinal disorders." Critical Reviews in Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, Henley, E.J., Grabois, M., Editors, Begell House, Inc., Publisher 13(4):283-299, 2001

32. Slipman CW, Rogers DP, Isaac Z, Lipetz JS, Herzog R, Lenrow DA, Vresilovic EJ: MR lumbar discography with intradiscal gadolinium in patients with severe anaphylactoid reaction to iodinated contrast material." Pain Medicine, 3(1):1-7, 2002

33. Slipman CW, Chow DW, Whyte WS, Ellen M, Lenrow DA: "EMG disease with bulbar muscle involvment." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 83(4):568-9, 2002

34. Slipman CW, Isaac Z, Lenrow DA, Chou LH, Gilchrist RV, Vresilovic EJ: "Clinical evidence of chemical radiculopathy." Pain Physician, 5(3):260-265, 2002

35. Slipman CW, Isaac Z, Patel RK, Everret CR, Lenrow DA: "Chronic neck pain: mapping out diagnosis and management." Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine, (19)6:242-254, 2002

36. Slipman CW, Chow DW, Lenrow DA, Blaugrund JE, Chou LH: "Dysphonia associated with epidural steroid injection." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 83:1309-1310, 2002

37. Slipman CW, Shin CH, Patel RK, Isaac Z, Huston CW, Lipetz JS, Lenrow DA, Braverman DL, Vresilovic Jr., EJ: "Etiologies of failed back surgery syndrome." Pain Medicin,e 3(3):200-207, 2000

38. Gilchrist RV, Slipman CW, Bhagia S: "Anatomy of the intervertebral foramen." Pain Physician, 5(4):372-378, 2002

39. Bhagia SM, Siegelman ES, Gilchrist RV, Slipman CW: "Compression fracture: identify the diagnosis." Pain Physician, 5(4):401-404, 2002

40. Gilchrist RV, Slipman CW, Bhagia SM, Lenrow DA, Chou LH, Chow D: "Painless footdrop: an atypical etiology of a common presentation." Pain Physician, 5(4):419-421, 2002

41. Slipman CW, Isaac Z, Patel RK, Everett CR, Lenrow DA: "Chronic neck pain: a therapeutic approach to various syndromes." Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine, (October 2002)

42. Slipman CW, Patel RK, Botwin KP, Huston CW, Zhang L, Lenrow DA: "Epidemiology of spine tumors presenting in musculoskeletal physiatrsits." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (in press)

43. Lenrow D.A., Bhat A.L., Bhagia S, Isaac Z, Gilchrist R.V., Chou L., Slipman C.W.: "Abdominal pain secondary to a sacral perineural cyst: a case report." The Spine Journal (in press)

44. Slipman C.W., Bhat A.L., Gilchrist R.V., Isaac, Z, Chou L.H., Lenrow D.A.: "A Critical review of the evidence for the use of zygapophyseal injections and radiofrequency denervation in the treatment of low back pain." The Spine Journal (in press)

45. Slipman C.W., Gilchrist R.V., Isaac Z., Lenrow D.A., Chou L.H.: "Sacral stress fracture in a female field holckey player." American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (in press)

Research Publications, Non-Peer Reviewed

1. Slipman CW : Southern Exposure: "Nurturing the Vines," The Physiatrist 6, No. 3, March, 1990

2. Slipman, C.W., Sterenfeld, E.B., Pauza, K., Herzog, R., Vresilovic, E.J.: Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome: "The Diagnostic Value of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography." ISIS Publication, December 1994

3. Slipman, C.W.: Worker Back Problems: "Conditioning Can Help, Occupational Hazards." December, 1994

Editorials, Reviews, Chapters

1. Slipman, C.W., Rehabilitation Medicine: "Principles and Practice" (Book Review), DeLisa, J.A., The Journal of Hand Surgery, 1993

2. Slipman, C.W. , Sawchuk, J.: "Discopathy" (Chapter) in Soft Tissue Injury - Diagnosis and Treatment, Windsor, R.E., Lox, D.M., Editors, Hanley & Belfus, Publishers, 1997, pp. 35-45

3. Slipman, C.W.: "Discography" (Chapter) in Acute Low Back Pain: Assessment and Management, Gonzalez, E., Matterson, R., Editors, Demos Vermande, Publishers, 1998, pp. 103-114

4. Slipman, C.W., Palmitier, R.A., DeDianous, D.K.,: "Injection Techniques" (Chapter) in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: The Complete Approach, Grabois, M., Hart, H., Garrison, J., Lehmhuhl, D., (Ed.) Blackwood Science Publishers, Massachusetts , November 1999, pp. 458-486

5. Slipman, C.W., Sawchuk T: "Discogenic Pain", (Chapter) in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: State of the Art Reviews, Lox DM, Editor, Hanley & Belfus, Publishers, Vol. 13, No. 3, 1999, pp. 601-624

6. Slipman C.W., Shin C.H., Huston C.W., Braverman D, Lenrow DA: "Lumbar Intervertebral Disc" (Chapter) PASSOR Lumbar Spine Bibliography, pp. 1-23, 2000

7. Slipman, C.W., Zhang, L: "Electrodiagnosis in Clinical Neurology" (Book Review), Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, May , 2000

8. Slipman C.W., Whyte W.S.: "Degenerative Disc Disease of the Cervical Spine", (Review) in The Spine Journal: Spine State of the Art Reviews, Vol. 14(3), Floman Yishar, Onesti Stephen T., Ashkenazi Ely, Editors, Hanley & Belfus, 2000

9. Slipman C.W., Whyte W.S., Lenrow DA: "Secondary Osteoporosis", (Chapter) eMedicine

10. Slipman C.W., Chow D.W., Braverman D: "Paget's Disease", (Chapter) eMedicine

11. Patel R.K., Slipman C.W., Ellen M.A.: "Lumbar Discogenic Disease", (Chapter) eMedicine

12. Chow D.W., Whyte W.S., Lenrow D.A., Chou LH., Ellen M.I., Slipman C.W., "Intervertebral Disc" (Chapter) PASSOR Cervical Spine Bibliography, pp. 9-20, 2001

13. Slipman C.W., Zhang Ll.: "Electrodiagnosis in Clinical Neurology" (Book Review) Fourth Edition in Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, 9(1). Michael J. Aminoff, M.D., FRCP. New York, Churchill Livingstone, 2001, p. 134

14. Slipman C.W., Huston CW, Shin CH: "Physiologic Basis of Therapeutic Injections" (Chapter) in Physiological Basis of Rehabilitation Medicine, Gonzalez E.G., Myers S., Downey J, Lieberman J, Edelstein J, Editors, Butterworth-Heineman, Publishers, 2001, pp. 795-813

15. Slipman C.W.: "Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome" (Letter), Pain Physician, Vol. 4(3), p. 291, 2001

16. Shin C.W., Slipman C.W., Ellen M.A.: "Lumbar Facet Athropathy" (Chapter), eMedicine

17. Chow D.W., Slipman C.W.: "Whiplash Induced Facet Joint Pain" (Chapter), Malanga G.A., Nadler S.F., Editors, Hanley & Belfus, Inc. Publishers

18. Slipman C.W., Chow D.W.: "Whiplash Induced Cervical Disc and Radicular Pain" (Chapter), Malanga G.A., Nadler S.F., Editors, Hanley & Belfus, Inc. Publishers

19. Gilchrist R.V., Slipman C.W.: "Clinical Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine" (Chapter) in Low Back Pain: An Interventional Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment, Manchikanti L., Slipman, C.W., Fellows B., Editors, ASIPP Publishers, Paducah, KY, pp. 47-58, 2002

20. Slipman C.W , Huston C.: "Diagnostic Sacroiliac Joint Injections" (Chapter) in Low Back Pain: An Interventional Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment, Manchikanti L., Slipman, C.W., Fellows B., Editors, ASIPP Publishers, Paducah, KY, pp. 269-274, 2002

21. Slipman C.W., Huston C.W.: "Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome" (Chapter) in Low Back Pain: An Interventional Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment, Manchikanti L., Slipman, C.W., Fellows B., Editors, ASIPP Publishers, Paducah, KY, pp. 565-572, 2002

22. Slipman C.W., Isaac Z.: "Diagnostic Lumbosacral Transforaminal Epidural Injections" (Chapter) in Low Back Pain: An Interventional Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment, Manchikanti L., Slipman, C.W., Fellows B., Editors ASIPP Publishers, Paducah, KY, pp. 257-268, 2002

23. Lenrow D.A., Isaac Z., Gilchrist R., Slipman C.W.: "Analgesic Pharmacology" (Chapter) in Low Back Pain: An Interventional Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment, Manchikanti L., Slipman, C.W., Fellows B., Editors, ASIPP Publishers, Paducah, KY, pp. 119-130, 2002

24. Lenrow D.A., Bhagia S., Slipman C.W.: "Radiation Safety in Interventional Pain Management" (Chapter) in Low Back Pain: An Interventional Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment, Manchikanti L., Slipman, C.W., Fellows B., Editors, ASIPP Publishers, Paducah, KY, pp. 541-546, 2002

25. Lenrow D.A., Frye M., Isaac Z., Slipman C.W.: "Electrodiagnostic Approach to Low Back Pain" (Chapter) in Low Back Pain: An Interventional Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment, Manchikanti L., Slipman, C.W., Fellows B., Editors, ASIPP Publishers, Paducah, KY, pp. 193-206, 2002

26. Chou L.H., Slipman C.W.: "Diagnostic Interventions of the Lumbosacral Spine" (Chapter) in Low Back Pain: An Interventional Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment, Manchikanti L., Slipman, C.W., Fellows B., Editors, ASIPP Publishers, Paducah, KY, pp. 231-238, 2002

27. Chou L., Lenrow D.A., Slipman C.W.: "Imaging of the Lumbar Spine" (Chapter) in Low Back Pain: An Interventional Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment, Manchikanti L., Slipman, C.W., Fellows B., Editors, ASIPP Publishers, Paducah, KY, pp. 177-192, 2002

28. Gilchrist R., Bhat A., Slipman, C.W.: "Therapeutic Lumbar Intraarticular Facet Joint Injections" (Chapter) in Low Back Pain: An Interventional Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment, Manchikanti L., Slipman, C.W., Fellows B., Editors, ASIPP Publishers, Paducah, KY, pp. 439-446, 2002

29. Singh V., Slipman, C.W.: "Discogenic Pain and Intradiscal Therapies" (Chapter) in Low Back Pain: An Interventional Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment, Manchikanti L., Slipman, C.W., Fellows B., Editors, ASIPP Publishers, Paducah, KY, pp. 411-420, 2002

30. Slipman C.W.: "Pain Physician Embraces the Future" (Editorial) in Pain Physician, Slipman C.W., Allen Press, Inc., Vol. 5(2):119, 2002

31. Slipman C.W.: "Pain Physician Continues to Progress Towards Excellence" (Editorial) in Pain Physician, Slipman C.W., Allen Press, Inc. ,Vol. 5(3), 241, 2002

32. Slipman C.W.: "Leading the Way in Interventional Pain Management" (Editorial) in Pain Physician, Slipman C.W., Allen Press, Inc. ,Vol. 5(4), 346, 2002

33. Huston C.W., Slipman C.W.: "Diagnostic Selective Nerve Root Blocks: Indications and Usefulness" (Chapter) in Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbosacral Radiculopathies; Update in Diagnosis and Management. PM&R Clinics of North America; Timothy Dillingham, Guest Editor, Harcourt Brace Publishers 2002, pp. 545-565

34. Slipman C.W., Chow D.: "Therapeutic Spinal Corticosteroid Injections for the Management of Radiculopathies" (Chapter) in Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbosacral Radiculopathies; Update in Diagnosis and Management. PM&R Clinics of North America; Timothy Dillingham, Guest Editor, Harcourt Brace Publishers, 2002, pp. 697-711

35. Slipman C.W.: "Pain Physician Protocols and Promise for a Unified Approach for the Delivery of Interventional Pain Management" (Editorial) in Pain Physician, Slipman C.W., Allen Press, Inc. ,Vol. 6(1), 1, 2003

36. Slipman C.W.: "Chemical Radiculopathy" (Response to Letters to the Editor) in Pain Physician, Slipman C.W., Allen Press, Inc. ,Vol. 6(1), 139-140, 2003

37. Slipman C.W., Shin C.H., Heckard, David RPT: "Geriatric Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation " (Chapter), Salcido R. (Editor) (in press)

38. Slipman C.W., Chow D.: "Dysphonia Associated with Epidural Steroid Injection: A Case Report" (Overview) in Neuropathic Pain Review Journal, Helix Communications AB, Stockholm, Sweden (in press)

39. Slipman C.W., Isaac Z: "Nucleoplasty" (Chapter) in Endoscopic Spine Surgery and Instrumentation, Kim D., Fessler R., Regan J. (Editors), Thieme Publishers, New York, NY (in press)

40. Slipman C.W., Bhagia S: "Intradiscal Electrothermal Annuloplasty" (Chapter) in Endoscopic Spine Surgery and Instrumentation, Kim D., Fessler R., Regan J. (Editors), Thieme Publishers, New York, NY (in press)

Abstracts

1. Slipman C.W., Isaac Z., Oleski C., Thomas J., Bhat A.L., Chou L.H.: "Does the cervical zygapophyseal joint refer symptoms to the neck bilaterally? Preliminary data from 100 patients." Cervical Spine Research Society 2002 Annual Meeting, December 2002

2. Slipman C.W., Isaac Z., Thomas J., Oleski C., Gilchrist R., Lenrow D.: "Cervical zygapophyseal joint syndrom and referral to the head and face: preliminary data from 100 patients." Cervical Spine Research Society 2002 Annual Meeting, December 2002

3. Slipman C.W., Plastaras C., Patel R., Chow D., Furman M., Pauza K.: "Provocative cervical discographic symptom mapping." Proceedings of the NASS 17th Annual Meeting, October-November, 2002

4. Slipman C.W., Gilchrist R., Isaac Z., Nirschl M., Bhat A.: "Side effects and complications following coblation." Proceedings of the 4th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, September 2002

5. Slipman C.W., Isaac Z, Sharps L., Siegalman E., Gilchrist R.V., Vresilovic E.J.: "Preliminary outcomes of percutaneous nucleoplasty for axial low back pain." Proceedings of the 4th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, September 2002

6. Chou L.H., Bhagia S.M., Tsaur L., Lenrow D.A., Slipman C.W.: "Inciting events and sacroiliac joint syndrome." Proceedings of the 4th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, September 2002

7. Slipman C.W., Bhat A.L., Gilchrist R.V., Isaac Z, Lee A., Garvan C., Chou, L.H., Lenrow D.A., Vresilovic Jr., E. J.: Preliminary results for axial low back pain treated with coblation: a comparison of patients with and without a central focal protrusion". 6th International Congress on Spinal Surgery, September 2002

8. Slipman C.W., Sharps L, Isaac Z., Siegalman E., Gilchrist R., Vresilovic Jr., E.J.: "Preliminary outcomes of percutaneous nucleoplasty for treatment of axial low back pain: a comparison of patients with versus without an associated central focal protrusion." 15th Annual Meeting on International Intradiscal Therapy Society, Inc., August 2002

9. Slipman C.W., Bhat A.L., Gilchrist R.V., Isaac Z, Lee A., Garvan C., Chou, L.H., Lenrow D.A., Vresilovic Jr., E. J.: Preliminary results for axial low back pain treated with coblation: a comparison of patients with and without a central focal protrusion." European Spine Journal, 11(4), August 2002

10. Slipman C.W., Isaac Z., Chou L.H., Chow D.W., Gilchrist R.V., Lenrow D.A.: "Sacral insufficiency fracture in a female soccer player presenting with symptoms of sciatica: A case study." American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 81, July 2002

11. Slipman C.W., Bhat A.L., Chou L.H., Isaac Z., Chow D.W., Lenrow D.A.: "Abdominal and lower limb pain accompanied by bladder and bowel disturbance owing to a large sacral tarlov cyst." American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 81, July 2002

12. Slipman C.W., Chow D.W., Bhat A.L., Isaac Z., Chou L.H., Lenrow D.A.: "Prevalence of dysphonia after epidural steroid injection: Preliminary Data." American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 81, July 2002

13. Chou L.H., Tsaur, L., Ellen MI, Lenrow D.A., Whyte W.S., Slipman C.W.: "Inciting events leading to the development of sacroiliac joint syndrome: A preliminary analysis." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 82, September 2001

14. Slipman C.W., Gilhool J., Chow D.W., Garvin C., Lenrow D.A., Vresilovic EJ: "Outcomes of therapeutic selective nerve root block for painful symptoms of epidural and/or intraneural fibrosis following discectomy for a herniated disc." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 82, September 2001

15. Slipman C.W., Whyte W.S., Chow D.W., Chou L.H., Lenrow D.A., Vresilovic E.J.: "Therapeutic selective nerve root injection for atraumatic nonspondylotic radiculopathy." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 82, September 2001

16. Chow D.W., Slipman C.W., Lawler K., Blaugrund J.E., Garvin C., Chou L.H.: "Prevalence of dysphonia following epidural steroid injection: Preliminary data." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 82, September 2001

17. Slipman C.W., Rogers D.P., Lipetz J.S., Herzog R., Vresilovic E.J., Lenrow D.A., Whyte W.S., Chow D.W., Chou L.J.: "MRI Discography with Intradiscal Gadolinium in Patients with Severe Anaphylactoid Reaction to Iodinated Contrast Material." The Journal of Pain, Vol. 2(2), p. 9, April 2001

18. Chow D.W., Slipman C.W.:" Controversies of Discography Revisted." Proceedings of the 17th Annual Update in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Park City, UT, pp. 11-16, February 2001

19. Slipman C.W.: "Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: Unraveling a Clinical Dilemma." Proceedings of the 17th Annual Update in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Park City, UT, pp. 37-49, February 2001

20. Slipman C.W., Patel R.K., Shin C.H.: "Etiologies of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: Physiatric Perspective." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 81, p. 1287, September 2000

21. Slipman C.W., Patel R.K., Zhang L., Palmitier R.A., Huston C.W., Lipetz, J.S., Shin, C.H.: "Epidemiology and Presentation of Spine Tumors." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 81, p. 1285, September 2000

22. Rogers D. Slipman C.W. Herzog R, Lipetz, J.S., Vresilovic E.J.: "Disco MRI with Gadolinium." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 81, p. 1286, September 2000

23. Braverman D.L., Franklin D.J., Lenrow D.A., Slipman C.W.: "Informed consent in clinical practice: Does patient education effect attitudes towards opioid analgesic use in low back pain?" Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 81, p. 1285, September 2000

24. Braverman D.L., Franklin D.J., Lenrow D.A., Wilson-Garvan C, Slipman C.W.: "The utility of pain diagrams in the assessment of low back pain." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 81, p. 1285, September 2000

25. Slipman C.W., Jackson H.B., Chan K.T., Lipetz J.S., Wilson-Garvan C: "Sacroiliac Joint Pain Referral Zones," Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 80, No. 9, p.1122, September, 1999

26. Slipman C.W., Lipetz JS, Jackson H.B., Rogers D.P., Vresilovic E.: "Therapeutic Selective Nerve Root Blocks in the Nonsurgical Treatment of Cervical Spondylotic Radicular Pain." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 80, No. 9, p. 1168, September, 1999

27. Slipman C.W., Vresilovic E.J., Palmer M.A., Lipetz J.S., Lenrow D.A.: "Piriformis Muscle Syndrome: A Diagnostic Dilemma." Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, 7(4):73-83, 1999

28. Slipman, C.W., Plastaras, C.T., Sterenfeld, E.B., Huston, C.W., Palmitier, R.A.:"Symptom Provocation of Fluoroscopically Guided Cervical Nerve Root Stimulation." North American Spine Society, 12th Annual Meeting, New York, New York, October 1997

29. Slipman, C.W., Meyers, A.M., Plastaras, C.T., Yang, S.T: "Outcomes of Therapeutic Zygapophyseal Joint Injections for Headaches Emanating from the C2-3 Joint." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 78, No. 9, p. 1023, September, 1997

30. Slipman, C.W., Plastaras, C.T., Huston, C.W., Jackson, H.B.:"Outcomes of Nerve Root Blocks for Whiplash Induced Cervical Radiculitis." North American Spine Society, 11th Annual Meeting, October, 1996

31. Slipman, C.W., Anghel, B.N., Plastaras, C.T., Huston, C.W., Bacanskos, D.: "Conservative Management of Synovial Cyst Induced Radiculopathy." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 77, No. 9, p. 957, September, 1996.

32. Slipman, C.W., Plastaras, C.T., Yang, S.T., Huston, C.W., Bacanskos, D.: "Outcomes of Therapeutic Fluoroscopically Guided Sacroiliac Joint Injections for Definitive SIJS." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 77, No. 9, p. 937, September, 1996.

33. Slipman, C.W., Anghel, B.N., Plastaras, C.T., Huston, C.W., Bacanskos, D.: "Percutaneous Aspiration of Lumbar Facet Joint Synovial Cyst: Case Presentation." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 77, No. 9, p. 957, September, 1996.

34. Huston, C.W., Slipman, C.W., Meyers, J.S., Yang, S.T., Anghel, B.N.: "Side Effects and Complications of Fluoroscopically Guided Nerve Root Injections." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 77, No. 9, p. 937, September, 1996.

35. Slipman, C.W., Yang, S.T., Plastaras, C.T., Huston, C.W.: "Cervical Facet Joint: An Unusual Cause of Bilateral Headaches." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 77, No. 9, p. 957, September, 1996.

36. Slipman, C.W.: "Differential Diagnosis of Cervical Spondylotic Radiculopathy." PASSOR, p. 39, 1996 Midyear Educational Update.

37. Slipman, C.W., Huston, C.W., Meyers, J.S., Yang, S.T,. Anghel, B.N., Bacanskos, D.: "Complications of Fluoroscopically Guided Spinal Injections: Preliminary Results." PASSOR, p. 146, 1996 Midyear Educational Update.

38. Slipman, C.W., Sterenfeld, E.B., Chou, L.H., Vresilovic, E.J., Abrams, S.: "Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome: The Diagnostic Utility of Radionuclide Imaging." PASSOR, p. 147, 1996 Midyear Educational Update.

39. Slipman, C.W.: A Research Based Challenge to Musculoskeletal Medicine and AHCPR Guidelines for Managing Low Back Pain: "Discography". Annual Meeting, Association of Academic Physiatrists, p. 86, 1996.

40. Slipman, C.W.: A Research Based Challenge to Musculoskeletal Medicine and AHCPR Guidelines for Managing Low Back Pain: "Diagnostic Nerve Root Blocks." Annual Meeting, Association of Academic Physiatrists, p. 95, 1996.

41. Slipman, C.W.: "The Predictive Value of Provocative Sacroiliac Joint Stress Maneuvers in Defining Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome." 10th Annual North American Spine Society Conference Proceedings, p. 321, 1995.

42. Slipman, C.W., Sterenfeld, E.B., Chou, L.H., Vresilovic, E.J., Abrams, S.: "Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome: The Diagnostic Utility of Radionuclide Imaging." 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting, International Spinal Injection Society Proceedings, p. 52, 1995.

43. Slipman, C.W., Sterenfeld, E.B., Chou, L.H., Vresilovic, E.J., Abrams, S.: "Does History and Physical Examination Diagnose Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome: A Prospective Evaluation." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 76, No. 11, pp. 1029-1030, November, 1995.

44. Slipman, C.W., Chou, L.H., Sekeres, M., Sterenfeld, E.B., Vresilovic, E.J.: "Provocative Sacroiliac Joint Stress Maneuvers: Their Role in Defining Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 76, No. 11, p. 1030, November, 1995.

45. Slipman, C.W., Sterenfeld, E.B., Chou, L.H., Vresilovic, E.J., Abrams, S.: "Radionuclide Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography Imaging in the Diagnosis of Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 76, No. 11, p. 1030, November, 1995.

46. Slipman, C.W., Meyers, J.S., Chou, L.H., Sterenfeld, E.B., Abrams, S.: "Complications of Fluoroscopically-Guided Spinal Injections." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 76, No. 11, p. 1032, November, 1995.

47. Meyers, J.S., Slipman, C.W., Sterenfeld, E.B., Chou, L.H., Abrams, S.: "An Unusual Complication of Lumbar Discography." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 76, No. 11, p. 1050, November, 1995.

48. Slipman, C.W.: "Cervical Spine - Soft Tissue Treatment Techniques: Patient Selection and Treatment Options," Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports, and Occupational Rehabilitation, Inaugural Meeting, pp. 164-171, November, 1993.

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Muscle Spasms are a Leading Cause of Back Pain But NOT the Primary Cause

Back pain sometimes strikes without warning. Conditions, such as degenerative disc disease or herniated disc, may cause an acute episode of low back pain.

The Discography Controversy

Discography, also called 'provocative disk injection', has been used as a diagnostic modality for spine pain since the middle of the 20th century. This article summarizes the beliefs in lumbar and cervical discography.

The Discography Controversy: Discussion

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Articles Reviewed by Curtis W. Slipman, MD

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Cervical Facet Joint Injection Information

A facet joint injection serves several purposes. By placing numbing medicine into the joint, the amount of immediate pain relief experienced will help confirm or deny the joint as a source of pain.

Thoracic Facet Joint Injection Information

A facet joint injection serves many purposes. Placement of numbing medicine into the joint, may reduce pain and helps confirm/deny the joint as a pain source.

Sacroiliac Joint Injection Information

A sacroiliac joint injection serves several purposes. First, by placing numbing medicine into the joint, the amount of immediate pain relief you experience will help confirm or deny the joint as a source of your pain. Learn how the procedure is performed and what you may expect afterward.

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