Patient Referral Information

Dear Physician,

Welcome to Advanced Pain Management and thank you for considering us in the treatment of your patients with chronic pain. We are a comprehensive pain management practice whose goal is to improve the function and quality of life of your chronic pain patients. We provide comprehensive diagnosis, judicious medication management, minimally invasive treatments and behavioral therapy for patients with chronic pain. We find the more education patients have about their diagnoses as well as focused treatment, the more success we have in managing their pain. It is also important to share our knowledge amongst the medical community. This is especially important for those physicians who have patients that may benefit from the treatments provided by us at Advanced Pain Management. We believe that having us work side by side if needed with other medical specialties including rheumatologist, neurologist, orthopedic spine, neurosurgeon or even physical therapists can be a much more efficient model for patient care for your patients.

Working With Our Practice

Patients can be referred to us using a Referral form which is available on our website with pertinent information. Patients can also self register themselves and request appointments using the online Patient Portal. We will share information regarding your patient’s plan of care immediately after their initial appointment and periodically through their treatments through a letter or fax to your clinic.

Evidence Based Treatments for Chronic Pain

We are committed to provide the proven strategies and multimodal approaches in our treatments to your patients and follow the evidence based medicine to treat chronic pain. Below is a bibliography of selected articles that provide evidence to the beneficial treatments of chronic pain that we offer. Please contact any us if you have further questions about the management of chronic pain of your patients.

Lumbar epidural steroid injections for the management of lumbar herniated discs, radiculopathy and spinal stenosis:

  • Buenaventura et al. Systematic review of therapeutic lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Pain Physician 2009; 12:233-251
  • Botwin et al. Fluoroscopically guided caudal epidural steroid injections in degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. Pain Physician 2007; 10:547-558
  • Delport et al. Treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis with epidural steroid injections: a retrospective outcome study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2004; 85:479-484

Cervical epidural steroid injections for the management of cervical herniated discs and radiculopathy:

  • Benyamin et al. Systematic review of the effectiveness of cervical epidurals in the management of chronic neck pain. Pain Physician 2009; 12:137-157
  • Interventional treatment of lumbar facet joint mediated pain including facet injections, medial branch blocks and medial branch radiofrequency ablation:
  • Manchikanti et al. Lumbar facet joint nerve blocks in managing chronic facet joint pain: One-year follow-up of a randomized, double-blind controlled trial: Clinical Trial NCT00355914. Pain Physician 2008; 11:121-132
  • Dreyfuss et al. Efficacy and validity of radiofrequency neurotomy for chronic lumbar zygapophyseal joint pain. Spine 2000; 25:1270-1277

Interventional treatment of cervical facet joint mediated pain including facet injections, medial branch blocks and medial branch radiofrequency ablation:

  • Barnsley et al. The prevalence of chronic cervical zygapophyseal joint pain after whiplash. Spine 1995; 20:20-26
  • Lord S et al. Percutaneous radio-frequency neurotomy for chronic cervical zygapophyseal-joint pain. New England Journal of Medicine 1996; 335:1721-1726
  • Govind et al. Radiofrequency neurotomy for the treatment of third occipital headache. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry 2003; 74:88-93
  • Sacroiliac joint injections for the management of sacroiliac joint pain:
  • Maigne et al. Results of sacroiliac joint double block and value of sacroiliac pain provocation test in 54 patients with low back pain. Spine 1996; 21:1889-1892
  • Laslett et al. Diagnosing painful sacroiliac joints: A validity study of a McKenzie evaluation and sacroiliac provocation tests. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 2003; 49:89-97

Lumbar discography as a diagnostic test for low back pain:

  • Derby et al. The ability of pressure-controlled discography to predict surgical and nonsurgical outcomes. Spine 1999; 24:364-371
  • Walsh et al. Lumbar discography in normal subjects. A controlled, prospective study. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 1990; 72:1081-1088
  • Spinal cord stimulation for the management of failed back syndrome and lower extremity neuropathic pain:
  • North et al.; Failed back surgery syndrome: 5-year follow-up after spinal cord stimulator implantation. Neurosurgery 1991; 28:692-699
  • Ohnmeiss et al. Prospective outcome evaluation of spinal cord stimulation in patients with intractable leg pain. Spine 1996; 21:1344-1350

Referring Physician Forms

Consultation/Referral Request