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01 October 2020

Etiopathogenesis of sacroiliitis: implications for assessment and management

Manuela Baronio, Hajra Sadia, Stefano Paolacci et al.

Korean J Pain 2020; 33: 294-304

The sacroiliac joints connect the base of the sacrum to the ilium. When inflamed, they are suspected to cause low back pain. Inflammation of the sacroiliac joints is called sacroiliitis. The severity of the pain varies and depends on the degree of in...
Key Words: Inflammation; Inflammatory Bowel Diseases; Low Back Pain; Sacroiliac Joint; Sacroiliitis; Sacrum; Spondylitis, Ankylosing; Spondyloarthropathies
Review Article
01 October 2020

Extra-spinal sciatica and sciatica mimics: a scoping review

Md Abu Bakar Siddiq, Danny Clegg, Suzon Al Hasan et al.

Korean J Pain 2020; 33: 305-317

Not all sciatica-like manifestations are of lumbar spine origin. Some of them are caused at points along the extra-spinal course of the sciatic nerve, making diagnosis difficult for the treating physician and delaying adequate treatment. While evalua...
Key Words: Buttocks; Chronic Pain; Low Back Pain; Lumbar Vertebrae; Myofascial Pain Syndrome; Osteitis; Piriformis Muscle Syndrome; Sciatica; Sciatic Nerve
Review Article
01 July 2020

Recombinant zoster vaccine (Shingrix®): a new option for the prevention of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia

Grisuna Singh, Sejin Song, Eunjoo Choi et al.

Korean J Pain 2020; 33: 201-207

Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a challenging condition for pain management specialists. The prevention of herpes zoster (HZ) and subsequent PHN in individuals aged 50 years and older, via the development of new vaccines, is an ongoing research proje...
Key Words: Herpes Zoster; Herpes Zoster Vaccine; Immunity, Humoral; Neuralgia, Postherpetic; Pain; Vaccines, Attenuated; Vaccines, Subunit; Vaccines, Synthetic.
Review Article
01 July 2020

Zoster sine herpete: a review

Junli Zhou, Juan Li, Lulin Ma et al.

Korean J Pain 2020; 33: 208-215

Zoster sine herpete (ZSH) is one of the atypical clinical manifestations of herpes zoster (HZ), which stems from infection and reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) in the cranial nerve, spinal nerve, viscera, or autonomic nerve. Patients ...
Key Words: Antiviral Agents; Diagnosis; Herpes Zoster; Herpesvirus 3, Human; Infections; Neuralgia, Postherpetic; Therapeutics; Virus Diseases; Zoster Sine Herpete.
Review Article
01 April 2020

Spinal cord stimulation in chronic pain: technical advances

Emil Isagulyan, Konstantin Slavin, Nikolay Konovalov et al.

Korean J Pain 2020; 33: 99-107

Chronic severe pain results in a detrimental effect on the patient’s quality of life. Such patients have to take a large number of medications, including opioids, often without satisfactory effect, sometimes leading to medication abuse and the pain...
Key Words: Chronic Pain; Complex Regional Pain Syndromes; Failed Back Surgery Syndrome; Low Back Pain; Neck Pain; Neuralgia; Pain; Pain Management; Spinal Cord Stimulation.
Review Article
01 April 2020

All about pain pharmacology: what pain physicians should know

Kyung-Hoon Kim, Hyo-Jung Seo, Salahadin Abdi et al.

Korean J Pain 2020; 33: 108-120

From the perspective of the definition of pain, pain can be divided into emotional and sensory components, which originate from potential and actual tissue damage, respectively. The pharmacologic treatment of the emotional pain component includes ant...
Key Words: Analgesics; Anticonvulsants; Antidepressive Agents; Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal; Carbamazepine; Gabapentin; Neuralgia; Nociceptive Pain; Opioids; Polypharmacy; Pregabalin; Serotonin.
Review Article
01 January 2020

Pregabalin and gabapentin in neuropathic pain management after spinal cord injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Majid Davari, Bahman Amani, Behnam Amani et al.

Korean J Pain 2020; 33: 3-12

Neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury (SCI) has a significant negative impact on the patients’ quality of life. The objective of this systematic review is to examine the safety and efficacy of pregabalin (PGB) and gabapentin (GBP) in the tre...

Key Words: Anxiety; Depression; Gabapentin; Meta-Analysis; Neuralgia; Pain; Pregabalin; Spinal Cord Injuries; Systematic Review.
Current Issue Volume 34, Number 2
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Journal Info

Volume 34, Number 2

Editor-in-Chief:
Francis S. Nahm, MD, PhD
eISSN: 2093-0569
pISSN: 2005-9159
Frequency: Quarterly
2019 JCR Impact Factor 1.431