Medications Utilized In Physical Medicine and Pain Management

List of medications utilized by physicians and other practitioners in Physical Medicine and Pain Management clinics.

Diagnostic Test Workups in Pain Management

Quick reference for certain conditions related to the practice of Physical Medicine and Pain Management, and the initial diagnostic tests needed to work them up.

Total RVU and work RVU for PM&R and Pain Management Clinics in 2014

A list of total RVU and work RVU for Physical Medicine and Pain Management Clinics in 2014

CPT Codes for Physical Medicine and Interventional Pain Management

A list of the most common CPT codes (procedure codes) used in a PM&R and interventional pain management clinic.

ICD-10 Codes for Physical Medicine and Pain Management

ICD-10 codes (diagnostic codes) used in physical medicine & rehabilitation (PM&R) and interventional pain management clinics.

Auto-Resorption of Lumbar Disc Herniation

By Chris Faubel, M.D. -- MRIs one year apart showing resorption of a large lumbar disc herniation. This is spontaneous resorption of the disc without any surgical intervention.

Fibrolipoma of the Filum Terminale

By Chris Faubel, M.D. -- A lipoma or fibrolipoma of the filum terminale is a somewhat uncommon (4-6%) and usually incidental, asymptomatic finding on MRIs of the lumbar spine.

Bertolotti’s syndrome – Atypical Cause of Low Back Pain

By Chris Faubel, M.D. -- Bertolotti's syndrome is an atypical cause of axial low back pain or buttock pain caused by a transitional lumbar vertebrae with a large transverse process that either fuses with the sacrum (sacral ala) or ilium, or forms a pseudoarticulation at that location.

Warming Cold Hands and Feet for Nerve Conduction Studies

By Chris Faubel, M.D. -- This post illustrates the importance of warming cold hands and feet when performing nerve conduction studies. Also listed are ways to measure the skin temperature and how to warm the extremities.

Hemangioma in the Spine

By Chris Faubel, M.D. -- Spinal hemangioma are frequently seen on MRI of the lumbar and lower thoracic spine. Learn here how NOT to mistake them for spinal metastasis and also learn the possible vertebral compression fracture sequelae down the road.