pISSN 2005-9159
eISSN 2093-0569
Review Article
01 April 2024

The complement system: a potential target for the comorbidity of chronic pain and depression

Shanshan Tang, Wen Hu, Helin Zou et al.

Korean J Pain 2024; 37: 91-106

The mechanisms of the chronic pain and depression comorbidity have gained significant attention in recent years. The complement system, widely involved in central nervous system diseases and mediating non-specific immune mechanisms in the body, remai...
Key Words: Astrocytes; Central Nervous System; Chronic Pain; Complement System Proteins; Comorbidity; Depression; Inflammation; Microglia; Neuronal Plasticity
Review Article
01 April 2024

Current understanding of nociplastic pain

Yeong-Min Yoo and Kyung-Hoon Kim

Korean J Pain 2024; 37: 107-118

Nociplastic pain by the “International Association for the Study of Pain” is defined as pain that arises from altered nociception despite no clear evidence of nociceptive or neuropathic pain. Augmented central nervous system pain and sens...
Key Words: Central Nervous System Sensitization; Chronic Pain; Emotions; Hyperalgesia; Hypersensitivity; Neuralgia; Neuronal Plasticity; Nociception; Nociceptive Pain
There are growing concerns regarding the safety of long-term treatment with opioids of patients with chronic non-cancer pain. In 2017, the Korean Pain Society (KPS) developed guidelines for opioid prescriptions for chronic non-cancer pain to guide ph...
Key Words: Adult; Analgesics; Chronic Pain; Drug Monitoring; Drug Prescriptions; Opioid-Related Disorders; Prescription Drug Misuse; Treatment Outcome
Review Article
01 January 2024

Facet joint disorders: from diagnosis to treatment

Yeong-Min Yoo and Kyung-Hoon Kim

Korean J Pain 2024; 37: 3-12

One of the most common sources of spinal pain syndromes is the facet joints. Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar facet joint pain syndromes comprise 55%, 42%, and 31% of chronic spinal pain syndromes, respectively. Common facet joint disorders are degener...
Key Words: Arthritis, Infectious; Ganglia, Spinal; Hypertrophy; Intervertebral Disc; Osteoarthritis; Pain, Referred; Physical Examination; Synovial Cyst; Weight-Bearing; Zygapophyseal Joint
Review Article
01 January 2024

Cooled radiofrequency ablation of genicular nerves for knee osteoarthritis

Myong-Hwan Karm, Hyun-Jung Kwon, Chan-Sik Kim et al.

Korean J Pain 2024; 37: 13-25

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent and debilitating musculoskeletal condition that significantly affects the quality of life of millions of individuals worldwide. In recent years, cooled radiofrequency ablation (CRFA) has become a viable treatme...
Key Words: Chronic Pain; Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation; Denervation; Hyaluronic Acid; Injections, Intra-Articular; Osteoarthritis, Knee; Radiofrequency Ablation; Steroids; Treatment Outcome
Review Article
01 October 2023

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in central post-stroke pain: current status and future perspective

Riva Satya Radiansyah and Deby Wahyuning Hadi

Korean J Pain 2023; 36: 408-424

Central post-stroke pain (CPSP) is an incapacitating disorder that impacts a substantial proportion of stroke survivors and can diminish their quality of life. Conventional therapies for CPSP, including tricyclic antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and...
Key Words: Analgesics, Opioid; Central Post-Stroke Pain; Cerebral Cortex; Neuralgia; Pain; Pain, Intractable; Quality of Life; Stroke; Therapeutics; Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.
Review Article
01 July 2023

Coccydynia: anatomic origin and considerations regarding the effectiveness of injections for pain management

Shin-Hyo Lee, Miyoung Yang, Hyung-Sun Won et al.

Korean J Pain 2023; 36: 272-280

Coccydynia is a debilitating pain disorder. However, its pathophysiology is not well understood. When approaching coccydynia, the exact underlying cause of pain must be identified to develop an appropriate treatment plan. The specific approach to coc...
Key Words: Anatomy; Chronic Pain; Coccyx; Ganglia, Sympathetic; Injections; Low Back Pain; Lumbosacral Region; Nerve Block; Pelvic Pain; Prevalence; Sacrococcygeal Region.
Vol. 37, Issue 2

Vol. 37, Issue 2

Editor-in-Chief: Francis S. Nahm, MD, PhD
eISSN: 2093-0569
pISSN: 2005-9159
Frequency: Quarterly
2023 JCR Impact Factor 3.4