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Lawrence M. Kamhi, MD, FIPP
Interventional Pain Management
Spine and Interventional Pain Management
Nanuet, NY

About Lawrence M. Kamhi, MD, FIPP

Lawrence M. Kamhi, MD is an Interventional Pain Management specialist at Spine and Interventional Pain Management in Nanuet and New York, NY.

After earning his MD degree at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 1981, Dr. Kamhi trained broadly across four specialties, including Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Psychiatry and then Anesthesiology at SUNY Downstate and Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Kamhi continued advanced training by completing a Pain Management Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Kamhi was a full-time Research Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at a division of the State University of Florida. There he taught graduate students, conducted research and wrote an academic text about pain.

Dr. Kamhi is a member of many prestigious societies including the American Medical Association, International Society for the Study of Pain, New York State Medical Society, and North American Spine Society.

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1. Chronic Pain - Soma and Psyche. An illustrated text on chronic pain for the general reader.

2. Clinical Neuroscience and Chronic Pain, Graduate School text, Copyright 2001, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.

3. Neurosarcoidosis Presenting as a Major Depression, Stiller, Goodman, Kamhi and Bender, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Vol. 47, No. 9, pp. 1050-1051, September 1984.

4. CT-Guided Neurolysis of the Lumbar Sympathetic Chain in RSD, Published by the Israel Pain Society, September 28, 1994.

Articles Written by Lawrence M. Kamhi, MD, FIPP

Adult Stem Cells and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

The question what are adult stem cells and pluripotent stem cells is answered along with information about where these cells come from.

Chronic Pain Update: Ziconotide - A New Class of Pharmacologic Agent

Ziconotide is the first FDA-approved agent in a promising class of drugs called the conotoxins. Its release carried the specific indication for intrathecal use in chronic pain patients.

Steroids, Cortisone, Corticosteroids and Glucocorticoids

Cortisone and cortisone-like steroids are powerful anti-inflammatory medications.

Regenerative Medicine Procedures, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Information about the types of specialists who may perform stem cell therapies, how a procedure may be performed, and potential risks.

Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells 101

Regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy is a relatively new area of medicine. The purpose of this article series is to help you understand related terminology, and explain where human stem cells originate and how they develop.

Spinal Cord Stimulation: Risks and Benefits

While there is no guarantee that spinal cord stimulation will alleviate all of your discomfort, most patients report a 50% - 70% decrease in pain.

What is Cortisone and How is it Used to Treat Back and Neck Pain?

Doctor Lawrence Kamhi, an Interventional Pain Management specialist answers the question, "What is cortisone?"

Effectiveness of Spinal Epidural Corticosteroid Injections

Physicans are seeing more patients with osteoarthritis, herniated discs and spinal stenosis. This trend is expected to continue as the American population ages.

IDET Explanation: Basic Information from a Pain Management Specialist

IDET is a relatively new pain management treatment option for discogenic pain -- pain that's specifically related to your intervertebral discs. An interventional pain management specialist explains how IDET works.

Epidural Steroid Injections and Corticosteroids

An epidural injection allows the physician to administer a more potent dose of corticosteroid medication where it is needed.

Epidural Corticosteroid Injections and Back Pain

Pinpointing the cause of back or neck pain is difficult. The cause may not be as obvious as a herniated disc.

IDET Controversy: Answers from a Pain Management Specialist

If you have discogenic pain, IDET is a treatment option for you. However, it's relatively new, so some medical professionals consider it experimental. A pain management specialist responds to those challenges.

Recent blog posts from Lawrence M. Kamhi, MD, FIPP

January 05, 2016

Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Spinal Injections

Sacroiliac joint pain typically causes pain over the lower and lateral aspects of the lower back. Pain may radiate into the buttock(s) and upper back of the thigh(s).

January 05, 2016

Lumbar Facet Joint Pain and Spinal Injections

The spine's posterior joints, called the facet joints are a potential pain generator, especially if affected by osteoarthritis and bone spurs (osteophytes).

January 05, 2016

Lumbar Back Pain Diagnosis and Spinal Injections

Lawrence Kamhi, MD explains the importance of an accurate diagnosis of the cause of low back with or without leg pain before recommending a specific type of spinal injection procedure to help relieve pain and symptoms.

More from Dr. Kamhi's blog "Manage Your Pain Now"

Articles Reviewed by Lawrence M. Kamhi, MD, FIPP

Are You Depressed?

Depression and back pain often intertwine, but there is help. Article from a psychologist gives tips for moving through depression (which should help you deal with your back pain, too).

Does Back Pain Have You in a Funk?

Chronic pain and depression are two of the most common health problems that health professionals encounter, yet only a small percentage of studies have investigated the relationship between these conditions.

Spinal Cord Stimulation: Is it Right for You?

For some patients, spinal cord stimulation is an option to treat chronic low back pain.

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