Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Articles For Patients and the Public:

Fluoroscopy Suite at the Manhattan VA
Fluoroscopy Suite at the Manhattan VA

Articles Written By Dr. Devi:

Is Marijuana As Effective As Opiates For Treating Pain? (The Dr. Oz Show)

Degenerative Disc Disease: What You Need to Know (The Dr. Oz Show)

Shoulder Pain 101 (The Dr. Oz Show)

Articles Featuring Dr. Devi:

A Ranking (And Diagnosis) of All the Home Alone Booby Traps. By Jessica Derschowitz, Entertainment Weekly, November 16, 2015

Can a Yoga Pose a Day Keep the Doctor Away? By Amy Capetta, Dr. Oz The Good Life, October 16, 2015

Does “Blushing” While Drinking Wine Indicate An Alcohol Injury? By Douglas DeJesus, Wine Spectator, October 8, 2015

Vows: Pushing Each Other to Succeed. By Channon Hodge and Prashanth Kamalakanthan, The New York Times, February 14, 2015

Devi Nampiaparampil and Hormis Thaliath, The New York Times, February 15, 2015

She’s The One, After All. By Kenan Christiansen, The New York Times, February 20, 2015

Publications For Professionals: Peer Reviewed Original Medical Research:


1. Nampiaparampil, D.E. The Prevalence of Chronic Pain After Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 2008; 300(6): 711-9

2. VanMatre, R.M., Nampiaparampil, D.E., Curry, R.M., Kirschner, K.L. Technical Standards for Medical Students With Disabilities. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol 83(1): 56-60; 2004

3. Harden, R.N., Revivo, G., Song, S., Nampiaparampil, D.E., Golden, G., Kirincic, M, and Houle, TT. A Critical Analysis of the Tender Points in Fibromyalgia. Pain Medicine 2007; 8(2): 147-56

4. Nampiaparampil, D.E., Nampiaparampil, J.X., and Harden, R.N. Pain and Prejudice: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Study. Pain Medicine 2009; 10(4): 716-21

5. Nampiaparampil, D.E. Chronic Headache After Pediatric Brain Injury: A Systematic Review. Journal of Behavioral and Brain Sciences 2011; 1:81-6

6. Nampiaparampil, D.E., Nampiaparampil, G.M., Nampiaparampil, R.G. Oral Opioid Analgesics vs. Spinal Steroid Injections for the Treatment of Low Back Pain Syndromes. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2012; 91:162-176

Pain Management at the Bronx VA Medical Center
Dr. Devi at the Bronx VA Hopsital

7. Harden R.N., Song S., Fasen J., Saltz S.L., Nampiaparampil D., Vo A., Revivo G. Home-based Aerobic Conditioning for Management of Symptoms of Fibromyalgia: A Pilot Study. Pain Medicine 2012; 13(6): 835-42

8. Nampiaparampil D.E., Lee B.M., Chen Y.Y., Cheng D.S. Innovations in Access to Interventional Pain Management. Military Medicine 2013; 178(4): 362-4

Peer-reviewed Medical Review Articles, Case Reports, Textbook Chapters and Commentaries:

9. Nampiaparampil, D.E., Shmerling, R.S. A Review of Fibromyalgia. American Journal of Managed Care 2004: 10(11): 794-800

10. Binder, D.S. and Nampiaparampil, D.E. The Provocative Facet Joint: A Review of the Literature. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine 2009; 2(1): 15-24

11. Walker R.L., Clark M.E., Nampiaparampil D.E., McIlvried L., Gold M.S., Okonkwo R., Kerns R.D. The Hazards of War: Blast Injury Headache. Journal of Pain 2010; 11(4): 297-302

12. Nampiaparampil, D.E., Oruc, N.E. Letter: Metoclopramide-Induced Palatopharyngeal Myoclonus. Movement Disorders; 2006. 21(11): 2028-9

13. Nampiaparampil, D.E., Nampiaparampil, R.G., and Prasad, A.G. Topiramate in the Treatment of Chronic Corneal Pain. Cornea 2008; 27(1):124-6

14. Nampiaparampil, D.E., Salles, S.S., Kuppy, J.E., Nampiaparampil, G.M. Inpatient Rehabilitation After Deep Brain Stimulation. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders 2008; 14(4): 356-8

15. Nampiaparampil D.E., Chen Y.Y., Li M., George A., Baird J.C. A Model for Poverty Reduction in the Developing World. International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 2011; 1(1): 429-32

16. Nampiaparampil, D.E., Chen Y.Y., Li, M., Nampiaparampil R.G. Commentary: Long-term Opioid Therapy vs. Serial Intraspinal Injections for Low Back Pain. International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 2012; 1(1):429-31

17. Sokolof J.M., Nampiaparampil D.E., Chimes G.P. Use of Medial Branch Blocks Before Radiofrequency Ablation for Lumbar Facet Joints. PM&R 2012; 4(7): 521-6

18. Ough J.K., Nampiaparampil D.E. Pain After Traumatic Brain Injury. In Rhonda Moore’s (Ed) Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care: Biobehavioral Approaches for the Life Course (1st edition). New York, USA: Springer Science + Business Media, LLC; 2012

19. Nampiaparampil, D.E. and Engel, A.J. A Response to Two Recent Reviews of Epidural Steroid Injections. Pain Medicine 2013; 14(6): 954-5

20. Kreiner S., MacVicar J., Duzsynski B., and Nampiaparampil, D.E. Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression: A Systematic Review. Pain Medicine 2014

21. Boswell, M.V., Manchikanti, L., Kaye, A.D., Bakshi, S., Gharibo, C.G., Gupta, S., Jha, S.S., Nampiaparampil, D.E., Simopoulos, T.T., Hirsch, J.A. A Best-Evidence Systematic Appraisal of the Diagnostic Accuracy and Utility of Facet (Zygapophysial) Joint Injections in Chronic Spinal Pain. Pain Physician 2015

22. Kennedy, D.J., Engel, A., Kreiner, D.S., Nampiaparampil, D., Duszynski, B., MacVicar, J. Fluoroscopically Guided Diagnostic and Therapeutic Intra-Articular Sacroiliac Joint Injections: A Systematic Review. Pain Medicine 2015

23. Manchikanti, L., Kaye, A.D., Boswell, M.V., Bakshi, S., Gharibo, C.G., Grami, V., Grider, J.S., Gupta, S, Jha, S.S., Mann, D.P., Nampiaparampil, D.E., Sharma, M.L., Shroyer, L.N., Singh, V., Soin, A., Vallejo, R., Wargo, B.W., Hirsch, J.A. A Systematic Review and Best Evidence Synthesis of the Effectiveness of Therapeutic Facet Joint Interventions in Managing Chronic Spinal Pain. Pain Physician 2015

24. Manchikanti, L., Nampiaparampil, D.E., Candido, K., Bakshi, S., Grider, J.S., Falco, F.J.E., Sehgal, N., Hirsch, J.A. Do cervical epidural injections provide long-term relief in neck and upper extremity pain? A systematic review. Pain Physician 2015

25. Manchikanti, L., Nampiaparampil, D.E., Manchikanti, K.N., Falco, F.J.E., Singh, V., Benyamin, R.M., Kaye, A.D., Sehgal, N., Soin, A., Simopoulos, T.T., Bakshi, S., Gharibo, C.G., Gilligan, C., Hirsch, J.A. Comparison of the efficacy of saline, local anesthetics, and steroids in epidural and facet joint injections for the management of spinal pain: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Surgical Neurology International 2015

26. Manchikanti, L., Staats, P.S., Nampiaparampil, D.E., Hirsch, J.A. What is the Role of Epidural Injections in the Treatment of Lumbar Discogenic Pain: A Systematic Review of Comparative Analysis with Fusion. Korean journal of pain. 2015:28(2):75-87

27. Simopoulos, T.T., Manchikanti, L., Gupta, S., Aydin, S.M., Kim, C.H., Solanki, D.R., Nampiaparampil, D.E., Singh, V., Staats, P., Hirsch, J.A. Systematic Review of the Diagnostic Accuracy and Therapeutic Effectiveness of Sacroiliac Joint Interventions. Pain Physician. 2015:18(5)

Book Reviews for the Journal of the American Medical Association:

28. Nampiaparampil, D.E. Cancer Pain Management. JAMA 2007; 298:99

29. Nampiaparampil, D.E. Textbook of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management. JAMA 2007; 298:341

30. Nampiaparampil, D.E. A Practical Guide to Palliative Care. JAMA 2007; 298: 2314-2315

31. Nampiaparampil, D.E. Practical Management of Pain. JAMA 2008; 300 (13): 1593-4

32. Nampiaparampil, D.E. Chronic Pain: Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Program Development. JAMA 2008; 299 (15):1842-3

33. Nampiaparampil, D.E. Managing Pain in the Older Adult. JAMA 2008; 300 (21): 2551-2552

34. Nampiaparampil, D.E. Atlas of Uncommon Pain Syndromes. JAMA 2008; 300 (23): 2802-3

35. Nampiaparampil, D.E. Emergency Sedation and Pain Management. JAMA 2008; 299(18): 2213-4

36. Nampiaparampil, D.E. Current Therapy in Pain: A Book Review. JAMA 2009; 302(5):576-577

37. Nampiaparampil, D.E. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. JAMA 2009; 301 (11): 1178-9

38. Nampiaparampil, D.E. Chronic Pain: A Primary Care Guide to Practical Management. JAMA 2010; 303:175-76

39. Nampiaparampil, D.E. Atlas of Interventional Pain Management. JAMA 2010; 303 (5):457

40. Nampiaparampil, D.E. Cancer Pain: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management. JAMA 2010; 303: 2530-1

41. Nampiaparampil, D.E. Peripheral Regional Anesthesia: An Atlas of Anatomy and Techniques. JAMA 2010; 304(23): 2647

42. Nampiaparampil, D.E. Essentials of Pain Management. JAMA 2011; 306(1): 101-2

43. Nampiaparampil, D.E. Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Procedures in Interventional Pain Management. JAMA 2011; 305(12): 1245-6

44. Nampiaparampil, D.E. Cancer Pain: Assessment and Management. JAMA 2011; 305 (11): 99-100

45. Nampiaparampil, D.E. Handbook of Pediatric Chronic Pain: Current Science and Integrative Practice. JAMA 2011;

306(14): 1602

46. Nampiaparampil, D.E. Central Pain Syndrome: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Management. JAMA 2012; 307(10):1087-8

47. Nampiaparampil, D.E. Reducing Risks and Complications of Interventional Pain Procedures. JAMA 2012; 307(24): 2643