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Zachary L. McCormick
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Zachary L. McCormick, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

South Jordan Health Center

South Jordan
801-213-4500

University Orthopaedic Center

Salt Lake City
801-587-7109
  • Zachary McCormick, MD is a board-certified specialist in both Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R). He focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of spine and musculoskeletal pain conditions, with an emphasis on improving function and quality of life. He has expertise in the care of neck and back problems, including disc herniations, spinal stenosis, and degenerative conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. His philosophy is grounded in a multi-modal, comprehensive approach that is customized to each individual patient to help achieve his or her specific goals. He received his MD at the University of Pennsylvania, completed a PM&R residency and fellowship at Northwestern University (The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago). Following training, he served as a faculty member at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. McCormick currently serves as a Vice Chair and Associate Professor of PM&R, Ambulatory Chief Value Officer, Chief of the Division of Spine and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Director of the Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship, and the Director of Clinical Spine Research.

    As an active researcher, Dr. McCormick's work focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of spine and joint pain, specifically radicular, discogenic, vertebrogenic, zygapophyseal joint, sacroiliac joint, and knee joint pain. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed journal articles and has received research awards from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Institutes Health, the US Department of Defense, and various medical foundations. He serves as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief for Pain Medicine (Journal), as well as on the editorial board of The Spine Journal, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Journal).

    Dr. McCormick’s leadership efforts focus strongly on educating and training physicians regarding the safe, appropriate, and effective diagnosis and treatment of spine and musculoskeletal pain disorders. He regularly lectures on these topics nationally. He serves on the Board of Directors of Spine Intervention Society (SIS), as the Chair of the SIS Standards Division, as the Chair of the North American Spine Society (NASS) Committee on Interventional Spine Fellowships, and on the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) Annual Program Committee, among others.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Sub: Pain Medicine)
    National Board of Medical Examiners

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 214 reviews )

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    April 26, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. McCormick is incredibly good at his profession. I trust him explicitly! Hi SC care of me over the years has been flawless, The result has improved the quality of my life.

    April 26, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    He was great. Very concerned about running late even though I didn't notice that we were running behind. Did a great job on the proceedure

    April 25, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. McCormick was awesome. Had a difficult time with the connection.

    April 21, 2024
    SOUTH JORDAN HEALTH CENTER

    Smart, passionate, listens, empathetic, caring, devoted, I have never felt I've gotten better care, been heard! He and his staff are changing not only my life but my partners as well. I could never thank him enough for taking us as patients and helping us relieve our pain following a motorcycle accident. I trust Dr McCormick with my life! His I passion for what he does and other humans is rare in this world. I feel grateful to be his patient, and the life changing procedures I'm receiving. I CAN NOT THANK YOU ENOUGH ZACK! You are making a difference in this world, and giving me my life back! I recommend Dr Zack McCormick to anyone

    April 18, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    It took 12 years for someone to care enough to figure out this issue. Just wish I¿d seen him sooner. Can¿t say enough about how great he¿s been.

    April 13, 2024
    SOUTH JORDAN HEALTH CENTER

    I¿m so grateful that Dr. McCormick fixed my painful compression fractures. 2 days after the Khyphoplasty, I have minimal pain.

    April 11, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. McCormick was highly recommended and proved to be very competent in his diagnosis and treatment and follow up.

    April 01, 2024
    SOUTH JORDAN HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. McCormick and his team are wonderful.

    April 01, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. MCCORMICK is the most dedicated, caring and genuine provider with a heart of gold. We are all very lucky to have him as a gifted physician and wonderful professional. His possession of emotional intelligence and care for his patient are phenomenal. His passion for what he does and the manner by which he listens to his patients are exemplary.Thank you for a difference you are making every day.

  • Zachary McCormick, MD is a board-certified specialist in both Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R). He focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of spine and musculoskeletal pain conditions, with an emphasis on improving function and quality of life. He has expertise in the care of neck and back problems, including disc herniations, spinal stenosis, and degenerative conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. His philosophy is grounded in a multi-modal, comprehensive approach that is customized to each individual patient to help achieve his or her specific goals. He received his MD at the University of Pennsylvania, completed a PM&R residency and fellowship at Northwestern University (The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago). Following training, he served as a faculty member at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. McCormick currently serves as a Vice Chair and Associate Professor of PM&R, Ambulatory Chief Value Officer, Chief of the Division of Spine and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Director of the Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship, and the Director of Clinical Spine Research.

    As an active researcher, Dr. McCormick's work focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of spine and joint pain, specifically radicular, discogenic, vertebrogenic, zygapophyseal joint, sacroiliac joint, and knee joint pain. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed journal articles and has received research awards from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Institutes Health, the US Department of Defense, and various medical foundations. He serves as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief for Pain Medicine (Journal), as well as on the editorial board of The Spine Journal, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Journal).

    Dr. McCormick’s leadership efforts focus strongly on educating and training physicians regarding the safe, appropriate, and effective diagnosis and treatment of spine and musculoskeletal pain disorders. He regularly lectures on these topics nationally. He serves on the Board of Directors of Spine Intervention Society (SIS), as the Chair of the SIS Standards Division, as the Chair of the North American Spine Society (NASS) Committee on Interventional Spine Fellowships, and on the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) Annual Program Committee, among others.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation -Primary
    Orthopaedics -Adjunct
    Board Certification
    American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Sub: Pain Medicine)
    National Board of Medical Examiners

    Education history

    Fellowship Pain Medicine - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Fellow
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Resident
    Internship Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Transitional Internship
    Medicine - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine M.D.
    Undergraduate Neuroscience - Haverford College B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. McCormick ZL, Curtis T, Cooper A, Wheatley M, Smuck M (2023). Low back pain-related healthcare utilization following intraosseous basivertebral nerve radiofrequency ablation: a pooled analysis from three prospective clinical trials. Pain Med, 25(1), 20-32. (Read full article)
    2. Alomari A, Ferreira-Dos-Santos G, Singh M, Burnham T, Cao X, McCormick Z, Flamer D, Kumar P, Hoydonckx Y, Khan JS, Tumber PS, Alvares D, Bhatia A (2023). End-on versus parallel radiofrequency lesioning for neurotomy of the cervical medial branch nerves: a study protocol of a prospective, randomized, double-blind clinical trial: the "EndPaRL" study. Trials, 24(1), 721. (Read full article)
    3. Miller S, Caragea M, Carson D, McFarland MM, Teramoto M, Cushman DM, Cooper AN, Burnham T, McCormick ZL, Conger A (2023). The Effectiveness of Intradiscal Corticosteroid Injection for the Treatment of Chronic Discovertebral Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review. Pain Med, 25(1), 33-46. (Read full article)
    4. McCormick ZL, Conger A, Kendall R, Wagner G, Henrie AM, Littell M, Sperry BP, Petersen R, Cooper AN, Teramoto M, Burnham TR (2023). A Pragmatic Randomized Prospective Trial of Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation of the Medial Branch Nerves versus Facet Joint Injection of Corticosteroid for the Treatment of Lumbar Facet Syndrome: 12 Month Outcomes. Pain Med, 24(12), 1318-1331. (Read full article)
    5. Caragea M, Woodworth T, Curtis T, Blatt M, Cheney C, Brown T, Carson D, Kuo KT, Randall D, Huang EY, Carefoot A, Teramoto M, Mills M, Cooper A, Burnham T, Conger A, McCormick ZL (2023). Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of Chronic Knee Joint Pain: A Real-world Cohort Study with Evaluation of Prognostic Factors. Pain Med, 24(12), 1332-1340. (Read full article)
    6. Sherwood D, Yang A, Hunt C, Provenzano D, Kohan L, Hurley RW, Cohen SP, Shah V, McCormick ZL (2023). Treating Refractory Posterior Sacroiliac Joint Complex Pain in the Current Healthcare Ecosystem: A Call to Action. Pain Med. (Read full article)
    7. Shaikh W, Miller S, McCormick ZL, Patel PM, Teramoto M, Walega DR (2023). Chemical Neurolysis of the Genicular Nerves for Chronic Refractory Knee Pain: an Observational Cohort Study. Pain Med. (Read full article)
    8. Beckwith M, Cushman D, Clark T, Park PK, Burnham T, Burnham R, McCormick ZL, Conger A (2022). Radiofrequency Ablation of the Infrapatellar Branch of the Saphenous Nerve for the Treatment of Chronic Anterior Inferomedial Knee Pain. Pain Med, 24(2), 150-157. (Read full article)
    9. Turtle J, Miller S, Yang A, Hurley RW, Spina N, McCormick ZL (2022). Considerations for Lumbar Medial Branch Nerve Radiofrequency at Spinal Motion Segments Adjacent to a Fusion Construct. Pain Med, 24(2), 165-170. (Read full article)
    10. McCormick ZL, Conger A, Smuck M, Lotz JC, Hirsch JA, Hickman C, Harper K, Burnham TR (2022). Magnetic Resonance Imaging Characteristics Associated with Treatment Success from Basivertebral Nerve Ablation: An Aggregated Cohort Study of Multicenter Prospective Clinical Trials Data. Pain Med, 23(Suppl 2), S34-S49. (Read full article)
    11. Boody BS, Sperry BP, Harper K, Macadaeg K, McCormick ZL (2022). The Relationship Between Patient Demographic and Clinical Characteristics and Successful Treatment Outcomes After Basivertebral Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation: A Pooled Cohort Study of Three Prospective Clinical Trials. Pain Med, 23(Suppl 2), S2-S13. (Read full article)
    12. Conger A, Burnham TR, Clark T, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (2022). The Effectiveness of Intraosseous Basivertebral Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of Vertebrogenic Low Back Pain: An Updated Systematic Review with Single-Arm Meta-analysis. Pain Med, 23(Suppl 2), S50-S62. (Read full article)
    13. McCormick ZL, Sperry BP, Boody BS, Hirsch JA, Conger A, Harper K, Lotz JC, Burnham TR (2022). Pain Location and Exacerbating Activities Associated with Treatment Success Following Basivertebral Nerve Ablation: An Aggregated Cohort Study of Multicenter Prospective Clinical Trial Data. Pain Med, 23(Suppl 2), S14-S33. (Read full article)
    14. Carson D, Hickman C, McCormick Z (2022). The Retrodural Space of Okada Accessed During Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection. PMID: 35266537. Pain Med, 23(7), 1334-1335. (Read full article)
    15. Rainey J, Miller S, Conger A, Anderson L, McCormick Z (2021). A Letter to the Editor Regarding Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of the Painful Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty. Pain Med, 23(3), 603-604. (Read full article)
    16. Holder EK, Raju R, Dundas MA, Husu EN, McCormick ZL (2022). Is there an association between lumbosacral epidural lipomatosis and lumbosacral epidural steroid injections? A comprehensive narrative literature review. N Am Spine Soc J, 9, 100101. (Read full article)
    17. Cushman DM, Teramoto M, Babu A, Olafsen N, Onishi K, Asay A, McCormick ZL (2020). Sports Medicine Physician Decision-Making, Practice Changes, and Mental Health During the Early Phase of the SARS-CoV-2 Global Pandemic. Clin J Sport Med, 32(1), 28-39. (Read full article)
    18. Hurley RW, Adams MCB, Barad M, Bhaskar A, Bhatia A, Chadwick A, Deer TR, Hah J, Hooten WM, Kissoon NR, Lee DW, Mccormick Z, Moon JY, Narouze S, Provenzano DA, Schneider BJ, van Eerd M, Van Zundert J, Wallace MS, Wilson SM, Zhao Z, Cohen SP (2021). Consensus practice guidelines on interventions for cervical spine (facet) joint pain from a multispecialty international working group. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 47(1), 3-59. (Read full article)
    19. Burnham TR, Smith A, McCormick ZL, Teramoto M, Burnham R (2021). Evaluation of an Ultrasound-Assisted Longitudinal Axis Lateral Crest Approach to Radiofrequency Ablation of the Sacroiliac Joint. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 101(1), 26-31. (Read full article)
    20. Cushman DM, Teramoto M, Asay A, Clements ND, McCormick ZL (2020). Corticosteroid and Local Anesthetic Use Trends for Large Joint and Bursa Injections: Results of a Survey of Sports Medicine Physicians. PM R, 13(9), 962-968. (Read full article)
    21. Fields AJ, Ballatori A, Han M, Bailey JF, McCormick ZL, ONeill CW, Demir-Deviren S, Krug R, Lotz JC (2021). Measurement of vertebral endplate bone marrow lesion (Modic change) composition with water-fat MRI and relationship to patient-reported outcome measures. Eur Spine J, 30(9), 2549-2556. (Read full article)
    22. Conger A, Kendall RW, Sperry BP, Petersen R, Salazar F, Cunningham S, Henrie AM, Bisson EF, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (2021). One-year results from a randomized comparative trial of targeted steroid injection via epidural catheter versus standard transforaminal epidural injection for the treatment of unilateral cervical radicular pain. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 46(9), 813-819. (Read full article)
    23. Benzon HT, Maus TP, Kang HR, Provenzano DA, Bhatia A, Diehn F, Nelson A, McCormick ZL, Liu BP, de Andres Ares J, Anitescu M, Blackham K, Bhaskar A, Brill S, Collins J, Gulve A, Hurley RW, Jeon YH, Moon JY, Rauck RL, Rodes M, Lee RK, Shah V, Shanthanna H, van Zundert J, Huntoon M, Rathmell JP, Borges MS, Cohen SP, Greenberger PA (2021). The Use of Contrast Agents in Interventional Pain Procedures: A Multispecialty and Multisociety Practice Advisory on Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis, Gadolinium Deposition in the Brain, Encephalopathy After Unintentional Intrathecal Gadolinium Injection, and Hypersensitivity Reactions. Anesth Analg, 133(2), 535-552. (Read full article)
    24. Huynh L, Chang RG, Chhatre A, Sayeed Y, MacVicar J, McCormick ZL, Duszynski B, Smith C (2021). Reopening Interventional Pain Practices during the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. Pain Med, 22(7), 1496-1502. (Read full article)
    25. Cushman DM, York E, Asay A, Ross B, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (2021). Changes in clinical practice perceptions and mental health of sports medicine physicians due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Phys Sportsmed, 50, 1-10. (Read full article)
    26. Lee H, Punt JA, Patel J, Stojanovic MP, Duszynski B, McCormick ZL, Spine Intervention Societys Patient Safety Committee (2021). Do Corticosteroid Injections for the Treatment of Pain Influence the Efficacy of Adenovirus Vector-Based COVID-19 Vaccines? Pain Med, 22(6), 1441-1464. (Read full article)
    27. McCormick ZL, Cohen SP, Walega DR, Kohan L (2021). Technical considerations for genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation: optimizing outcomes. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 46(6), 518-523. (Read full article)
    28. Sperry BP, Conger A, Kohan L, Walega DR, Cohen SP, McCormick ZL (2020). A Proposed Protocol for Safe Radiofrequency Ablation of the Recurrent Fibular Nerve for the Treatment of Chronic Anterior Inferolateral Knee Pain. Pain Med, 22(5), 1237-1241. (Read full article)
    29. Conger A, Schuster NM, Cheng DS, Sperry BP, Joshi AB, Haring RS, Duszynski B, McCormick ZL (2020). The Effectiveness of Intraosseous Basivertebral Nerve Radiofrequency Neurotomy for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain in Patients with Modic Changes: A Systematic Review. Pain Med, 22(5), 1039-1054. (Read full article)
    30. Lee H, Punt JA, Miller DC, Nagpal A, Smith CC, Sayeed Y, Patel J, Stojanovic MP, Popescu A, McCormick ZL, Spine Intervention Societys Patient Safety Committee (2021). Do Corticosteroid Injections for the Treatment of Pain Influence the Efficacy of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines? Pain Med, 22(4), 994-1000. (Read full article)
    31. McCormick ZL, Patel J, Conger A, Smith CC, Spine Intervention Societys Patient Safety Committee (2021). The Safety of Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation. Pain Med, 22(2), 518-519. (Read full article)
    32. Smith C, Sudhakaran S, McCormick ZL, Spine Intervention Societys Patient Safety Committee (2021). Is There a Risk of Neurological Complications Due to Vascular Infarction Associated with Particulate Steroid Use During Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections? Pain Med, 22(1), 212-213. (Read full article)
    33. Joyce AA, Conger A, McCormick ZL, Kendall RW, Wagner G, Teramoto M, Cushman DM (2020). Changes in Interventional Pain Physician Decision-Making, Practice Patterns, and Mental Health During the Early Phase of the SARS-CoV-2 Global Pandemic. Pain Med, 21(12), 3585-3595. (Read full article)
    34. Koshi E, Cheney CW, Sperry BP, Conger A, McCormick ZL (2020). Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Knee Pain Using a Three-Tined Electrode: A Technical Description and Case Series. Pain Med, 21(12), 3344-3349. (Read full article)
    35. Conger A, Sperry BP, Cheney CW, Kuo K, Petersen R, Randall D, Salazar F, Cunningham S, Henrie AM, Bisson E, Kendall R, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (2020). Does the Contrast Dispersion Pattern During Fluoroscopically Guided Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection Predict Short-Term Pain and Functional Outcomes? An Exploratory Analysis of Prospective Cohort Data. Pain Med, 21(12), 3350-3359. (Read full article)
    36. Popescu A, Saffarian M, Schneider BJ, McCormick ZL, Smith C, Spine Intervention Societys Patient Safety Committee (2020). Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets for Lumbar Medial Branch Blocks. Pain Med, 21(12), 3712-3713. (Read full article)
    37. Binler D, House LM, Mattie R, Saltychev M, Nagao M, Pekmeczi M, Metz L, ONeil C, Shah V, McCormick ZL (2020). The Reliability of a Grading System for Digital Subtraction Imaging Quality During Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection. Pain Med, 21(11), 3126-3132. (Read full article)
    38. DeFrancesch F, Sperry BP, Aprill CN, Choe D, McCormick ZL (2020). Prevalence and Discordance of the "Startle Response" with True Discogenic Pain According to Spine Intervention Society Guidelines for Provocation Discography: A Cohort Study. Pain Med, 21(11), 2738-2742. (Read full article)
    39. Conger A, Sperry BP, Cheney CW, Burnham TM, Mahan MA, Onofrei LV, Cushman DM, Wagner GE, Shipman H, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (2020). The Effectiveness of Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Treatment of Axial Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review with Narrative Synthesis. Pain Med, 21(11), 2699-2712. (Read full article)
    40. House LM, Tabari KN, Rieder TN, McCormick ZL (2021). Pain in the Pandemic: Ethical Approaches During COVID-19. Pain Med, 21(11), 2629-2633. (Read full article)
    41. Burnham T, Conger A, Salazar F, Petersen R, Kendall R, Cunningham S, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (2020). The Effectiveness of Cervical Medial Branch Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Facet Joint Syndrome in Patients Selected by a Practical Medial Branch Block Paradigm. Pain Med, 21(10), 2071-2076. (Read full article)
    42. Saltychev M, Mattie R, McCormick ZL (2020). Are there gender-related differences in the psychometric properties of the Oswestry Disability Index? Eur J Phys Rehabil Med, 56(5), 594-599. (Read full article)
    43. Burnham T, Sampson J, Speckman RA, Conger A, Cushman DM, McCormick ZL (2020). The Effectiveness of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection for the Treatment of Suspected Sacroiliac Joint Complex Pain; a Systematic Review. Pain Med, 21(10), 2518-2528. (Read full article)
    44. Sudhakaran S, McCormick ZL, Smith C (2020). Digital Subtraction Imaging for Transforaminal Injections. Pain Med, 21(10), 2592-2593. (Read full article)
    45. McCormick ZL, Burnham T, Cunningham S, Kendall RW, Bougie D, Teramoto M, Walega DR (2020). Effect of low-dose lidocaine on objective upper extremity strength and immediate pain relief following cervical interlaminar epidural injections: a double-blinded randomized controlled trial. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 45(10), 767-773. (Read full article)
    46. McCormick ZL, Conger A, Sperry BP, Teramoto M, Petersen R, Salazar F, Cunningham S, Michael Henrie A, Bisson E, Kendall R (2020). A Randomized Comparative Trial of Targeted Steroid Injection via Epidural Catheter vs Standard Transforaminal Epidural Injection for the Treatment of Unilateral Cervical Radicular Pain: Six-Month Results. Pain Med, 21(10), 2077-2089. (Read full article)
    47. Petrin Z, Marino RJ, Oleson CV, Simon JI, McCormick ZL (2019). Paralysis After Lumbar Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection in the Absence of Hematoma: A Case of Congestive Myelopathy Due to Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistula and a Review of the Literature. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 99(9), e107-e110. (Read full article)
    48. Patel J, Saffarian M, Popescu A, Schneider BJ, McCormick ZL, Smith CC (2020). Epidural Steroid Injections and Risk of Lumbar Surgical Site Infection. Pain Med, 21(9), 1999-2000. (Read full article)
    49. Miller DC, Patel J, Gill J, Mattie R, Saffarian M, Schneider BJ, Popescu A, Babaria V, McCormick ZL (2020). Corticosteroid Injections and COVID-19 Infection Risk. Pain Med, 21(8), 1703-1706. (Read full article)
    50. Saltychev M, Mattie R, McCormick Z, Laimi K (2020). The Magnitude and Duration of the Effect of Intra-articular Corticosteroid Injections on Pain Severity in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 99(7), 617-625. (Read full article)
    51. Schneider BJ, Ehsanian R, Levin J, Huynh L, Kennedy DJ, McCormick ZL (2019). Intra-articular Sacroiliac Joint Needle Placement: Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, and the Criterion Standard. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 99(6), e79. (Read full article)
    52. Schoutens C, Cushman DM, McCormick ZL, Conger A, van Royen BJ, Spiker WR (2019). Outcomes of Nonsurgical Treatments for Symptomatic Adult Degenerative Scoliosis: A Systematic Review. Pain Med, 21(6), 1263-1275. (Read full article)
    53. Schneider BJ, Miller DC, Mattie R, McCormick ZL, Smith C (2020). Anticoagulants for Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections. Pain Med, 21(6), 1294-1295. (Read full article)
    54. Dudli S, Ballatori A, Bay-Jensen AC, McCormick ZL, ONeill CW, Demir-Deviren S, Krug R, Heggli I, Juengel A, Karppinen J, Brunner F, Farshad M, Distler O, Lotz JC, Fields AJ (2020). Serum Biomarkers for Connective Tissue and Basement Membrane Remodeling are Associated with Vertebral Endplate Bone Marrow Lesions as Seen on MRI (Modic Changes). Int J Mol Sci, 21(11). (Read full article)
    55. Hynes A, Vydra D, Clements N, Julia J, Nagpal A, Cushman DM, McCormick ZL (2019). Current Trends in the Use of Sedation During Spine Intervention Procedures: A Survey Study. Pain Med, 21(5), 1086-1088. (Read full article)
    56. Cushman DM, Christiansen J, Kirk M, Clements ND, Cunningham S, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (2019). Image guidance used for large joint and bursa injections; a survey study. Phys Sportsmed, 48(2), 208-214. (Read full article)
    57. Conger A, Burnham T, Salazar F, Tate Q, Golish M, Petersen R, Cunningham S, Teramoto M, Kendall R, McCormick ZL (2019). The Effectiveness of Radiofrequency Ablation of Medial Branch Nerves for Chronic Lumbar Facet Joint Syndrome in Patients Selected by Guideline-Concordant Dual Comparative Medial Branch Blocks. Pain Med, 21(5), 902-909. (Read full article)
    58. Conger A, Case C, McCormick Z, Kendall R (2020). Diagnostic Imaging Pitfalls of Upper Thoracic Spine Fractures. Pain Med, 21(5), 1079-1081. (Read full article)
    59. Smith CC, McCormick ZL, Mattie R, MacVicar J, Duszynski B, Stojanovic MP (2019). The Effectiveness of Lumbar Transforaminal Injection of Steroid for the Treatment of Radicular Pain: A Comprehensive Review of the Published Data. Pain Med, 21(3), 472-487. (Read full article)
    60. Starr JB, Gold LS, McCormick Z, Suri P, Friedly J (2019). Repeat procedures and prescription opioid use after lumbar medial branch nerve radiofrequency ablation in commercially insured patients. Spine J, 20(3), 344-351. (Read full article)
    61. McCormick ZL, Patel J, Smith C (2020). Inadvertent Internal Skin Burn Caused by Radiofrequency Electrodes During Ablation Procedures. Pain Med, 21(4), 862-863. (Read full article)
    62. Mordhorst TR, McCormick ZL, Presson AP, Collier WH, Spiker WR (2019). Examining the relationship between epidural steroid injections and patient satisfaction. Spine J, 20(2), 207-212. (Read full article)
    63. King W, McCormick Z, Smith C, Spine Intervention Societys Patient Safety Committee (2019). Risks of Precipitate Formation When Combining Corticosteroids with Local Anesthetic for Use During Interventional Pain Procedures. Pain Med, 21(2), 423-424. (Read full article)
    64. Conger A, Cushman DM, Speckman RA, Burnham T, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (2019). The Effectiveness of Fluoroscopically Guided Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection for the Treatment of Radicular Pain; a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Pain Med, 21(1), 41-54. (Read full article)
    65. Cushman DM, Christiansen J, Clements ND, Cunningham S, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (2019). Infections After Large Joint or Bursa Injection: A Survey of 554 Sports Medicine Physicians. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 98(12), 1106-1109. (Read full article)
    66. Conger A, Cushman DM, Walker K, Petersen R, Walega DR, Kendall R, McCormick ZL (2019). A Novel Technical Protocol for Improved Capture of the Genicular Nerves by Radiofrequency Ablation. Pain Med, 20(11), 2208-2212. (Read full article)
    67. Tate Q, House LM, McCormick ZL, Mahan MA (2019). High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Treatment of Primarily Axial Back Pain due to Degenerative Scoliosis with Spinopelvic Imbalance: Case Report. Pain Med, 20(10), 2071-2074. (Read full article)
    68. McCormick ZL, Lehman VT, Plastaras CT, Walega DR, Huddleston P 3rd, Moussallem C, Geske JR, Verdoorn JT, Kennedy DJ, Maus TP, Carr CM (2019). Low-Pressure Lumbar Provocation Discography According to Spine Intervention Society/International Association for the Study of Pain Standards Does Not Cause Acceleration of Disc Degeneration in Patients With Symptomatic Low Back Pain: A 7-Year Matched Cohort Study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 44(19), E1161-E1168. (Read full article)
    69. Lovett-Carter D, Kendall MC, McCormick ZL, Suh EI, Cohen AD, De Oliveira GS (2019). Pectoral nerve blocks and postoperative pain outcomes after mastectomy: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 44(10), 923-928. (Read full article)
    70. Schneider BJ, Rosati R, Zheng P, McCormick ZL (2019). Challenges in Diagnosing Sacroiliac Joint Pain: A Narrative Review. PM R, 11 Suppl 1, S40-S45. (Read full article)
    71. Zheng P, Schneider BJ, Yang A, McCormick ZL (2019). Image-Guided Sacroiliac Joint Injections: an Evidence-based Review of Best Practices and Clinical Outcomes. PM R, 11 Suppl 1, S98-S104. (Read full article)
    72. Yang AJ, McCormick ZL, Zheng PZ, Schneider BJ (2019). Radiofrequency Ablation for Posterior Sacroiliac Joint Complex Pain: A Narrative Review. PM R, 11 Suppl 1, S105-S113. (Read full article)
    73. Popescu A, McCormick ZL, Smith CC, Spine Intervention Societys Patient Safety Committee (2019). Strategies to Minimize Risk in Lumbar Transforaminal Injections: Imaging and Injectate. Pain Med, 20(7), 1449-1450. (Read full article)
    74. Cushman DM, Ofek E, Syed RH, Clements N, Gardner JE, Sams JM, Mulvey JL, McCormick ZL (2019). Comparison of Varying Corticosteroid Type, Dose, and Volume for the Treatment of Pain in Small- and Intermediate-Size Joint Injections: A Narrative Review. PM R, 11(7), 758-770. (Read full article)
    75. Clements N, Vydra D, Cushman DM, Nagpal A, Julia J, Zheng P, McCormick ZL (2019). Trends in steroid agent and diluent choices for epidural steroid injections: a survey of Spine Intervention Society physicians. Reg Anesth Pain Med. (Read full article)
    76. Cushman DM, Monson N, Conger A, Kendall RW, Henrie AM, McCormick ZL (2019). Use of 0.5mL and 1.0mL of local anesthetic for genicular nerve blocks. doi: 10.1093/pm/pny277.    20(5):1049-1052. Pain Med, 20(5), 1049-1052.
    77. Walega DR, McCormick ZL, Manning D, Beal M, Hardt K, Avram M (2019). Radiofrequency Ablation of Genicular Nerves Prior to Total Knee Replacement Has No Effect on Post-Operative Pain Outcomes: A Prospective Randomized Sham-Control Trial with 6 Month Follow-up. pii: rapm-2018-100094. doi: 10.1136/rapm-2018-100094. Reg Anesth Pain Med.
    78. Vydra, D, Hynes A, Clements N, Nagpal A, Julia J, Schneider BJ, Maus TP, Cushman DM, McCormick ZL (2019). Current Practice Trends in Image-Guidance During Cervical and Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections. pii: pnz065. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz065. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID:30938803. Pain Med.
    79. McCormick ZL, Smith CC, MD, Engel, AJ (2018). Patient Safety Committee Preventing External Skin Burns During Thermal Radiofrequency Neurotomy. Accepted for publication. . Pain Med, 20(4), 852-853.
    80. McCormick ZL, Choi H, Reddy R, Syed RH, Bhave M, Kendall MC, Khan D, Nagpal G, Teramoto M, Walega DR (2019). A Randomized Prospective Trial of Cooled Versus Traditional Radiofrequency Ablation of the Medial Branch Nerves for the Treatment of Lumbar Facet Joint Pain. doi: 10.1136/rapm-2018-000035. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 44(3), 389-397.
    81. Burnham T, Hilgenhurst G, McCormick ZL (2019). Second-degree Skin Burn from A Radiofrequency Grounding Pad: A Case Report and Review of Risk Mitigation Strategies.doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12143. [Epub ahead of print]. PM R.
    82. Revivo G, Amstutz DK, Gagnon CM, McCormick ZL (2018). Interdisciplinary Pain Management Improves Pain and Function in Pediatric Patients with Chronic Pain Associated with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. PM R, 11(2), 150-157. (Read full article)
    83. Krug R, Joseph GB, Han M, Fields A, Cheung J, Mundada M, Bailey J, Rochette A, Ballatori A, McCulloch CE, McCormick ZL, ONeill C, Link TM, Lotz J (2019). Associations between Vertebral Body Fat Fraction and Intervertebral Disc Biochemical Composition as assessed by Quantitative MRI.doi: 10.1002/jmri.26675. [Epub ahead of print]. J Magn Reson Imaging.
    84. Furman MB, Bernstein J, McCormick ZL, Schneider BJ (2019). Concerns regarding Interventional Spine and Pain Procedures in Patients on Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Medications (Second Edition). doi:10.1136/rapm-2018-100223. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID:30635499. Reg Anesth Pain Med.
    85. Starr JB, Gold L, McCormick ZL, Suri P, Friedly J (2019). Trends in lumbar radiofrequency ablation utilization from 2007 - 2016. . Spine J.
    86. McCormick ZL, Schnieder B, Smith C (2019). FactFinders for Patient Safety: Driving After an Epidural Steroid Injection Without Sedation. 10.1093/pm/pny155. Pain Med, 20(1), 195-196.
    87. McCormick ZL, Schneider B, Smith C, Spine Intervention Societys Patient Safety Committee (2018). Driving After an Epidural Steroid Injection Without Sedation. Pain Med, 20(1), 195-196. (Read full article)
    88. Conger A, Burnham T, Cushman DM, Cunningham S, Teramoto M, Kendall R, McCormick ZL (2018). Does Updated Compared to Older Fluoroscopic Imaging Technology Reduce Radiation Dose During Interventional Spine Procedures? A Pragmatic Cohort Study. 1(2), 56-60.
    89. McCormick ZL amp Hooton M (2018). Regenerative Medicine: Ushering in a New Era in Pain Medicine. doi: 10.1093/pm/pny259. [Epub ahead of print]. Pain Med.
    90. McCormick ZL, Chang Chien GC, So M, Datta R, Singh JR (2018). Three Epidural Steroid Techniques. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2018.09.034. PM R, 10(11), 1271-1278.
    91. Kendall MC, Castro Alves LJ, Suh EI, McCormick ZL, De Oliveira GS (2018). Regional Anesthesia to Ameliorate Postoperative Analgesia Outcomes in Pediatric Surgical Patients: An Updated Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. doi: 10.2147/LRA.S185554. eCollection 2018. Local Reg Anesth, 15(11), 91-109.
    92. McCormick ZL, Popescu A, Smith C, Spine Intervention Societys Patient Safety Committee (2018). FactFinders for Patient Safety: Risk of Bleeding with Nonaspirin Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs Before Spine Procedures. doi: 10.1093/pm/pny091. Pain Med, 19(11), 2322-2323.
    93. Wagner GE, Cushman DM, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (2018). Correlation Between Body Mass Index and Fluoroscopy Time in Lumbar Medial Branch Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation. 1(2), 37-41.
    94. Cushman D, Sliwa J, McCormick ZL (2018). Is Residency Training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation a Sedentary Activity? 1(2), 52-55.
    95. McCormick ZL, Shah VN (2018). Objective Technical Considerations for Appropriate Digital Subtraction Imaging during Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2018.05.002. [Epub 2018 May 26]. PM R, 10(10), 1130-1133.
    96. Popescu A, Patel J, McCormick ZL, Maus TP, Rodes M, Walega DR, Smith CC (2018). FactFinders for Patient Safety: Are Gadolinium-Based Contrast Media Safe Alternatives to Iodinated Contrast Agents for the Safe Performance of Spinal Injection Procedures? doi: 10.1093/pm/pny090. Pain Med, 1;19(10), 2089-2090.
    97. Saltychev M, Mattie R, McCormick Z, Laimi K (2018). Psychometric properties of the neck disability index amongst patients with chronic neck pain using item response theory. Disabil Rehabil, 40(18), 2116-2121. (Read full article)
    98. Schneider B, McCormick ZL, Smith C (2018). FactFinders for Patient Safety: Conscious Sedation. doi: 10.1093/pm/pny048. Pain Med, 1;19(9), 1872-1873.
    99. McCormick ZL, Reddy R, Korn M, Dayanim D, Syed RH, Bhave M, Zhukalin M, Choxi S, Ebrahimi A, Kendall MC, McCarthy RJ, Khan D, Nagpal G, Bouffard K, Walega DR (2018). A Prospective Randomized Trial of Prognostic Genicular Nerve Blocks to Determine the Predictive Value for the Outcome of Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Knee Pain Due to Osteoarthritis. Pain Med, 19(8), 1628-1638. (Read full article)
    100. Revivo GA, Amstutz DK, Gagon CM, McCormick ZL (2018). Interdisciplinary Pain Management Improves Pain and Function in Pediatric Patients with Chronic Pain Associated with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. PM R, S1934-1482(18), 30376-9.
    101. McCormick ZL, Chung B, Smith C, Spine Intervention Societys Patient Safety Committee (2018). Internal Skin Burn Due to Novel Radiofrequency Ablation Technology. Pain Med, 19(7), 1497-1498. (Read full article)
    102. Cushman DM, Bruno B, Christiansen J, Schultz A, McCormick ZL (2018). Efficacy of Injected Corticosteroid Type, Dose, and Volume for Pain in Large Joints: A Narrative Review. PM R, 10(7), 748-757. (Read full article)
    103. Saltychev M, Liami K, Rantakokko J, Mattie R, McCormick ZL, Aalto V, Kivimaki M, Vahtera J (2018). Use of Pain Medication Before and After Lumbar Discectomy: Longitudinal Analysis of a Nation-Wide Cohort 2018. doi: 10.23736/S0026-4733.18.07580-6. Epub 2018 Feb 1. Minerva Chir, 73(3), 280-287.
    104. Schneider B, McCormick ZL, OBrien Jr D, Bunch M, Smith C (2018). On Behalf of the Spine Intervention Society's Patient Safety Committee. Factfinders for Patient Safety: Conscious Sedation. doi.org/10.1093/pm/pny048. Pain Med.
    105. Smith CC, Schneider B, McCormick ZL, Gill J, Loomba V, Engel AJ, Duszynski B, King W, Standards Division of the Spine Intervention Society (2018). Risks and Benefits of Ceasing or Continuing Anticoagulant Medication for Image-Guided Procedures for Spine Pain: A Systematic Review. Pain Med, 19(3), 438-448. (Read full article)
    106. Kennedy DJ, Zheng PZ, Smuck M, McCormick ZL, Huynh L, Schneider BJ (2018). A minimum of 5-year follow-up after lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections in patients with lumbar radicular pain due to intervertebral disc herniation. Spine J, 18(1), 29-35. (Read full article)
    107. McCormick ZL, DeFrancesch F, Loomba V, Moradian M, Bathina R, Rappard G (2018). Diagnostic Value, Prognostic Value, and Safety of Provocation Discography. Pain Med, 19(1), 3-8. (Read full article)
    108. House LM, McKay RE, Eagan JT Jr, McCormick ZL (2018). Nocturnal phantom shock cessation with zolpidem. Heart Lung, 47(1), 76-79. (Read full article)
    109. McCormick ZL, Nelson A, Kendall MC, McCarthy RJ, Nagpal G, Walega DR (2017). Does Cervical Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection with Low-Dose Lidocaine Cause Objective Upper Extremity Weakness? A Preliminary Study. Pain Med, 18(12), 2296-2305. (Read full article)
    110. Cushman D, Teramoto M, Curtis B, Lee DT, Marcolina A, McCormick Z (2017). Does Trainee Involvement in Fluoroscopic Injections Affect Fluoroscopic Time, Immediate Pain Reduction, and Complication Rate? PM R, 9(10), 1013-1019. (Read full article)
    111. Saltychev M, Mattie R, McCormick Z, Brlund E, Laimi K (2017). Psychometric properties of the Oswestry Disability Index. Int J Rehabil Res, 40(3), 202-208. (Read full article)
    112. McCormick ZL, Korn M, Reddy R, Marcolina A, Dayanim D, Mattie R, Cushman D, Bhave M, McCarthy RJ, Khan D, Nagpal G, Walega DR (2017). Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation of the Genicular Nerves for Chronic Pain due to Knee Osteoarthritis: Six-Month Outcomes. Pain Med, 18(9), 1631-1641.
    113. Schneider BJ, McCormick ZL, Smith CC, Spine Intervention Societys Patient Safety Committee (2017). Particulate or Nonparticulate Steroids for Lumbar Transforaminal Injections. Pain Med, 18(9), 1817-1818. (Read full article)
    114. McCormick ZL, Bhave M, Lee DT, Scholten P, Chu SK, Babu AN, Caldwell M, Ziegler C, Ashraf H, Clark R, Gross C, Cara J, McCormick K, Ross B, Press J, Walega DR, Cushman D (2017). The Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Fluoroscopy Time During Intraarticular Hip Injection: A Multicenter Cohort Study. Pain Physician, 20(5), E721-E726. (Read full article)
    115. McCormick ZL, Mattie R, Ebrahimi A, Lee DT, Marcolina A, Press J, Kennedy DJ, Smuck M, Walega DR, Cushman D (2017). Is There a Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Fluoroscopy Time During Cervical Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections? Pain Med, 18(7), 1326-1333.
    116. McCormick ZL, Popescu A, Smith CC, Spine Intervention Societys Patient Safety Committee (2017). Fact Finders for Patient Safety: Routine Intravenous Access for Epidural Steroid Injections Without Sedation. Pain Med, 18(6), 1193-1194. (Read full article)
    117. Maneyapanda MB, McCormick ZL, Marciniak C, Reger C (2017). Long-Term Dosing of Intrathecal Baclofen in the Treatment of Spasticity After Acquired Brain Injury. PM R, 9(6), 556-562. (Read full article)
    118. Mattie R, Wong J, McCormick Z, Yu S, Saltychev M, Laimi K (2017). Percutaneous Needle Tenotomy for the Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis: A Systematic Review of the Literature. PM R, 9(6), 603-611. (Read full article)
    119. Saltychev M, Mattie R, McCormick Z, Laimi K (2017). Confirmatory factor analysis of 12-Item World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule in patients with musculoskeletal pain conditions. Clin Rehabil, 31(5), 702-709. (Read full article)
    120. Saltychev M, Barlund E, Mattie R, McCormick Z, Paltamaa J, Laimi K (2017). A study of the psychometric properties of 12-item World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 in a large population of people with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Clin Rehabil, 31(2), 262-272. (Read full article)
    121. McCormick ZL, Nelson A, Bhave M, Zhukalin M, Kendall M, McCarthy RJ, Khan D, Nagpal G, Walega DR (2017). A Prospective Randomized Comparative Trial of Targeted Steroid Injection Via Epidural Catheter Versus Standard C7-T1 Interlaminar Approach for the Treatment of Unilateral Cervical Radicular Pain. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 42(1), 82-89. (Read full article)
    122. Mattie R, McCormick ZL, Fogg B, Cushman DM (2017). The effect of body mass index on fluoroscopy time and radiation dose in intra-articular glenohumeral joint injections. Clin Imaging, 42, 19-24. (Read full article)
    123. McCormick ZL, Choxi SC, Lee DT, Marcolina A, Press J, Kennedy DJ, Smuck M, Walega DR, Cushman DM (2017). The Impact of Body Mass Index on Fluoroscopy Time During Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection; A Multicenter Cohort Study. Pain Med, 18(1), 25-35. (Read full article)
    124. Carr CM, Plastaras CT, Pingree MJ, Smuck M, Maus TP, Geske JR, El-Yahchouchi CA, McCormick ZL, Kennedy DJ (2016). Immediate Adverse Events in Interventional Pain Procedures: A Multi-Institutional Study. Pain Med, 17(12), 2155-2161. (Read full article)
    125. Babu AN, McCormick Z, Kennedy DJ, Press J (2016). Local, national, and service component cost variations in the management of low back pain: Considerations for the clinician. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil, 29(4), 685-692. (Read full article)
    126. McCormick ZL, Cushman D, Marshall B, Caldwell M, Patel J, Ghannad L, Eng C, Makovitch S, Babu A, Chu SK, Marciniak C, Walega DR, Press J, Plastaras C, Kennedy DJ (2016). Pain Reduction and Repeat Injections After Transforaminal Epidural Injection With Particulate Versus Nonparticulate Steroid for the Treatment of Chronic Painful Lumbosacral Radiculopathy. PM R, 8(11), 1039-1045. (Read full article)
    127. Mattie R, McCormick ZL, Laimi K, Saltychev M (2016). Using Item Response Theory to Determine the Ability of the Numeric Rating Scale to Accurately Discriminate Between Levels of Pain Severity in Patients with Radicular or Musculoskeletal. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.07.330. Epub 2016 Sep 24. PM R, 8(9S), S293.
    128. Saltychev M, Vastamki H, Mattie R, McCormick Z, Vastamki M, Laimi K (2016). Psychometric Properties of the Pain Numeric Rating Scale When Applied to Multiple Body Regions among Professional Musicians. PLoS One, 11(9), e0161874. (Read full article)
    129. Saltychev M, Mattie R, McCormick ZL, Laimi K (2016). Poster 109 Confirmatory Factor Analysis of 12-Item WHO Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0) in Patients with Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions. PM R, 8(9S), S197. (Read full article)
    130. Maneyapanda MB, Chang Chien GC, Mattie R, Amorapanth P, Reger C, McCormick ZL (2016). Ultrasound Guidance for Technically Challenging Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Refill: Three Cases and Procedure Description. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 95(9), 692-7. (Read full article)
    131. Cushman DM, Mattie R, Clements ND, McCormick ZL (2016). The Effect of Body Mass Index on Fluoroscopic Time and Radiation Dose During Intra-articular Hip Injections. PM R, 8(9), 876-82. (Read full article)
    132. Mattie R, McCormick Z, Saltychev M, Laimi K (2016). Poster 403 Using Item Response Theory to Determine the Ability of the Numeric Rating Scale to Accurately Discriminate Between Levels of Pain Severity in Patients with Radicular or Musculoskeletal Pain. PM R, 8(9S), S293. (Read full article)
    133. Maneyapanda MB, McCormick Z, Marciniak CM, Reger CD (2016). Poster 372 Long-Term Intrathecal Baclofen Treatment for Spasticity after Acquired Brain Injury: Does Diagnosis Affect Dosing? PM R, 8(9S), S282. (Read full article)
    134. Reddy RD, McCormick ZL, Marshall B, Mattie R, Walega DR (2016). Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation of Genicular Nerves for Knee Osteoarthritis Pain: A Protocol for Patient Selection and Case Series. Anesth Pain Med, 6(6), e39696. (Read full article)
    135. Cushman D, Flis A, Jensen B, McCormick Z (2016). The Effect of Body Mass Index on Fluoroscopic Time and Radiation Dose During Sacroiliac Joint Injections. PM R, 8(8), 767-72. (Read full article)
    136. Chu SK, Babu AN, McCormick Z, Mathews A, Toledo S, Oswald M (2016). Outcomes of Inpatient Rehabilitation in Patients With Simultaneous Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty. PM R, 8(8), 761-6. (Read full article)
    137. Cushman D, Mattie R, Curtis B, Flis A, McCormick ZL (2016). The effect of body mass index on fluoroscopic time and radiation dose during lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Spine J, 16(7), 876-83. (Read full article)
    138. McCormick ZL, Cushman D, Lee DT, Scholten P, Chu SK, Babu AN, Caldwell M, Ziegler C, Ashraf H, Sundar B, Clark R, Gross C, Cara J, McCormick K, Ross B, Smith CC, Press J, Smuck M, Walega DR (2016). Is There a Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Fluoroscopy Time During Sacroiliac Joint Injection? A Multicenter Cohort Study. Pain Med, 17(7), 1241-8. (Read full article)
    139. McCormick ZL, Slipman C, Kotcharian A, Chhatre A, Bender FJ 3rd, Salam A, Menkin S, Kennedy DJ, Plastaras C (2016). Percutaneous Lumbar Disc Decompression Using the Dekompressor: A Prospective Long-Term Outcome Study. Pain Med, 17(6), 1023-1030. (Read full article)
    140. McCormick ZL, Chu SK, Binler D, Neudorf D, Mathur SN, Lee J, Marciniak C (2016). Intrathecal Versus Oral Baclofen: A Matched Cohort Study of Spasticity, Pain, Sleep, Fatigue, and Quality of Life. PM R, 8(6), 553-62. (Read full article)
    141. Lucas M, Stewart C, Mattie R, McCormick ZL, Saltychev M, Levin J (2016). A Systematic Review of Available Treatments for Discogenic Low Back Pain. Curr Phys Med Rehabil Rep, 4(2), 117-31.
    142. Mattie R, McCormick ZL, Huie H (2016). Presentation and Rehabilitation in a Patient with Toxoplasmosis Encephalitis: A Case Study and Review. 8(6), 602-606.
    143. El-Yahchouchi CA, Plastaras CT, Maus TP, Carr CM, McCormick ZL, Geske JR, Smuck M, Pingree MJ, Kennedy DJ (2016). Adverse Event Rates Associated with Transforaminal and Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections: A Multi-Institutional Study. Pain Med, 17(2), 239-49. (Read full article)
    144. McCormick ZL (2016). Public Commentary: Best Practices in Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy: Optimizing Therapy and Troubleshooting. Neuromodulation.
    145. Joshi AB, McCormick ZL, Sully K, Garvan C, Plastaras CT (2016). Factors That Predict Satisfaction With Medical Care: Data From 27,212 Injured Workers Surveyed for 14 Years. J Occup Environ Med, 58(1), 101-7. (Read full article)
    146. McCormick ZL, Lynch M, Liem B, Jacobs G, Hwang P, Hornby TG, Rydberg L, Roth E (2016). Feasibility for developing cardiovascular exercise recommendations for persons with motor-complete paraplegia based on manual wheelchair propulsion; A protocol and preliminary data. J Spinal Cord Med, 39(1), 45-9. (Read full article)
    147. Plastaras C, McCormick Z, Nguyen C, Rho M, Nack SH, Roth D, Casey E, Carneiro K, Cucchiara A, Press J, McLean J, Caldera F (2016). Is Hip Abduction Strength Asymmetry Present in Female Runners in the Early Stages of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? Am J Sports Med, 44(1), 105-12. (Read full article)
    148. McCormick ZL, Lynch M, Jacobs J, Liem B, Hwang P, Hornby TG, Ryderberg L, Roth E (2016). Feasibility for Developing Cardiovascular Exercise Recommendations for Persons with Motor-Complete Paraplegia Based on Wheel Propulsion Energy Consumption. J Spinal Cord Med, 39(1), 45-49.
    149. McCormick ZL, Gagnon CM, Caldwell M, Patel J, Kornfeld S, Atchison J, Stanos S, Harden RN, Calisoff R (2015). Short-Term Functional, Emotional, and Pain Outcomes of Patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Treated in a Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Pain Management Program. Pain Med, 16(12), 2357-67. (Read full article)
    150. McCormick Z, Kennedy DJ, Garvan C, Rivers E, Temme K, Margolis S, Zander E, Rohr A, Smith MC, Plastaras C (2015). Comparison of Pain Score Reduction Using Triamcinolone vs. Betamethasone in Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections for Lumbosacral Radicular Pain. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 94(12), 1058-64. (Read full article)
    151. Plastaras C, McCormick ZL, Garvan C, Macron D, Joshi A, Chimes G, Smeal W, Rittenberg J, Kennedy DJ (2015). Adverse events associated with fluoroscopically guided lumbosacral transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Spine J, 15(10), 2157-65. (Read full article)
    152. McCormick Z, Cushman D, Caldwell M, Marshall B, Ghannad L, Eng C, Patel J, Makovitch S, Chu SK, Babu AN, Walega DR, Marciniak C, Press J, Kennedy DJ, Plastaras C (2015). Does Electrodiagnostic Confirmation of Radiculopathy Predict Pain Reduction after Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection? A Multicenter Study. J Nat Sci, 1(8). (Read full article)
    153. McCormick ZL, Chu SK, Goodman D, Oswald M, Reger C, Sliwa J (2015). An Appropriate Population for Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation? A Case Series of Three Patients With Advanced Heart Failure on Continuous Inotropic Support. PM R, 7(6), 662-6. (Read full article)
    154. McCormick ZL, Kennedy DJ (2015). Truth in Medicine: Why most reviews and commentaries on spine treatments are flawed. Curr Phys Med Rehabil Rep, 3(2), 124-8.
    155. Mattie R, McCormick ZL, Yu S, Kennedy DJ, Levin J (2015). Are All Epidurals Created Equally? A Review of the Literature on Caudal, Interlaminar, and Transforaminal Injections from the Last 5 years. Curr Phys Med Rehabil Rep, 3(2), 159-72.
    156. Cushman D, McCormick Z, Casey E, Plastaras CT (2015). Discrepancies in describing pain: is there agreement between numeric rating scale scores and pain reduction percentage reported by patients with musculoskeletal pain after corticosteroid injection? Pain Med, 16(5), 870-6. (Read full article)
    157. Lynch MM, McCormick Z, Liem B, Jacobs G, Hwang P, Hornby TG, Rydberg L, Roth EJ (2015). Energy Cost of Lower Body Dressing, Pop-Over Transfers, and Manual Wheelchair Propulsion in People with Paraplegia Due to Motor-Complete Spinal Cord Injury. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil, 21(2), 140-8. (Read full article)
    158. McCormick ZL, Walega DR (2015). Cervical epidural steroid injection for refractory somatic tinnitus. Pain Pract, 15(2), e28-33. (Read full article)
    159. McCormick ZL (2015). Public Commentary: Best Practices in Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy: Dosing and Long-Term Management. Neuromodulation.
    160. McCormick ZL, Marshall B, Walker J, McCarthy R, Walega DR (2015). Long-Term Function, Pain and Medication Use Outcomes of Radiofrequency Ablation for Lumbar Facet Syndrome. Int J Anesth Anesth, 2(2). (Read full article)
    161. McCormick Z, Margolis S, Temme K, Rivers E, Cameron SA, Smith MC, Rohr A, Zander E, Garvan C, Kennedy DJ, Plastaras C (2015). Concordant pain provocation during transforaminal epidural steroid injection for lumbosacral radiculopathy: effect on pain outcome and predictive factors. Pain Physician, 18(1), E19-26. (Read full article)
    162. McCormick Z, Cushman D, Casey E, Garvan C, Kennedy DJ, Plastaras C (2014). Factors associated with pain reduction after transforaminal epidural steroid injection for lumbosacral radicular pain. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 95(12), 2350-6. (Read full article)
    163. McCormick ZL, Walker JT, Marshall B, McCarthy R, Walega DR (2014). Long-term Pain and Functional Outcomes of Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation for Lumbar Facet Syndrome: A Case Series. Phys Med Rehabil Int, 1(5), 5.
    164. Chu SK, McCormick Z, Hwang S, Sliwa JA, Rydberg L (2014). Outcomes of acute inpatient rehabilitation of patients with left ventricular assist devices. PM R, 6(11), 1008-12. (Read full article)
    165. Chang-Chien GC, Knezevic NN, McCormick Z, Chu SK, Trescot AM, Candido KD (2014). Transforaminal versus interlaminar approaches to epidural steroid injections: a systematic review of comparative studies for lumbosacral radicular pain. Pain Physician, 17(4), E509-24. (Read full article)
    166. Plastaras C, McCormick Z, Macron D, Garvan C, Joshi A, Chimes G, Smeal W, Rittenberg J (2014). Adverse events associated with fluoroscopically guided zygapophyseal joint injections. Pain Physician, 17(4), 297-304. (Read full article)
    167. McCormick Z, Bouffard KJ, Neudorf D, Casey E (2014). A mediastinal mass presenting with unilateral periscapular and arm pain. PM R, 6(6), 560-3. (Read full article)
    168. Mathur SN, Chu SK, McCormick Z, Chang Chien GC, Marciniak CM (2014). Long-term intrathecal baclofen: outcomes after more than 10 years of treatment. PM R, 6(6), 506-513.e1. (Read full article)
    169. Chien GC, McCormick Z, Araujo M, Candido KD (2014). The potential contributing effect of ketorolac and fluoxetine to a spinal epidural hematoma following a cervical interlaminar epidural steroid injection: a case report and narrative review. Pain Physician, 17(3), E385-95. (Read full article)
    170. McCormick ZL (04/29/2014). A Practical Plan for Preventing Low Back Pain.
    171. McCormick ZL (2014). A Systematic Review of Opioid Prescription Guidelines for the Treatment of Chronic Pain.
    172. McCormick Z, Chang-Chien G, Marshall B, Huang M, Harden RN (2014). Phantom limb pain: a systematic neuroanatomical-based review of pharmacologic treatment. Pain Med, 15(2), 292-305. (Read full article)
    173. McCormick ZL (2014). A Randomized Controlled Trial of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Migraine Prophylaxis. 22(10).
    174. McCormick Z, Plastaras C (2014). Transforaminal epidural steroid injection in the treatment of lumbosacral radicular pain caused by epidural lipomatosis: a case series and review. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil, 27(2), 181-90. (Read full article)
    175. McCormick Z, Lynch M, Chen D (2013). Fever after traumatic spinal cord injury: a case of Brucella sepsis. PM R, 5(11), 982-4. (Read full article)
    176. McCormick ZL (2013). Characterizing Long-term Pain and Pain-related Disability in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. 21(10).
    177. McCormick Z, Chu SK, Chang-Chien GC, Joseph P (2013). Acute pain control challenges with buprenorphine/naloxone therapy in a patient with compartment syndrome secondary to McArdle's disease: a case report and review. Pain Med, 14(8), 1187-91. (Read full article)
    178. McCormick ZL (2013). The Effects of Wedged Footwear on Lower Limb Frontal Plane Biomechanics During Running.
    179. McCormick ZL (2013). Characterizing Diffuse Axonal Injury after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: a Novel use of Moltivoxel Proton Spectroscopy. 21(3).
    180. McCormick ZL (2013). The Incidence of Stingers in Professional Football Players. 21(1).
    181. McCormick ZL, Plastaras C (2013). Efficacy of Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection in the Treatment of Lumbosacral Radicular Pain in Obese, Overweight, and Non-overweight Populations; a Pilot Study. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil, 26(2), 183-8.
    182. McCormick ZL (2012). Ambient hospital noise causes sleep disruption as measured by EEG. 21(9).

    Review

    1. Fogarty AE, Burnham T, Kuo K, Tate Q, Sperry BP, Cheney C, Walega DR, Kohan L, Cohen SP, Cushman DM, McCormick ZL, Conger A (2021). The Effectiveness of Fluoroscopically Guided Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of Chronic Knee Pain Due to Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review. [Review]. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 101(5), 482-492. (Read full article)
    2. Gill B, Cheney C, Clements N, Przybsyz AG, McCormick ZL, Conger A (2022). Radiofrequency Ablation for Zygapophyseal Joint Pain. [Review]. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am, 33(2), 233-249. (Read full article)
    3. Schneider BJ, Hunt C, Conger A, Qu W, Maus TP, Vorobeychik Y, Cheng J, Duszynski B, McCormick ZL (2021). The effectiveness of intradiscal biologic treatments for discogenic low back pain: a systematic review. [Review]. Spine J, 22(2), 226-237. (Read full article)
    4. Mattie R, Brar N, Tram JT, McCormick ZL, Beall DP, Fox A, Saltychev M (2021). Vertebral Augmentation of Cancer-Related Spinal Compression Fractures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. [Review]. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 46(24), 1729-1737. (Read full article)
    5. Sperry BP, Cheney CW, Kuo KT, Clements N, Burnham T, Conger A, Cushman DM, McCormick ZL (2021). Percutaneous treatments for residual and/or phantom limb pain in adults with lower-extremity amputations: A narrative review. [Review]. PM R, 15(2), 235-245. (Read full article)
    6. Yang AJ, Wagner G, Burnham T, McCormick ZL, Schneider BJ (2021). Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Posterior Sacroiliac Joint Complex Pain: A Comprehensive Review. [Review]. Pain Med, 22(Suppl 1), S9-S13. (Read full article)
    7. Cheney CW, Ahmadian A, Brennick C, Zheng P, Mattie R, McCormick ZL, Nagpal A (2021). Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Hip Pain: A Comprehensive, Narrative Review. [Review]. Pain Med, 22(Suppl 1), S14-S19. (Read full article)
    8. Michalik A, Conger A, Smuck M, Maus TP, McCormick ZL (2021). Intraosseous Basivertebral Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of Vertebral Body Endplate Low Back Pain: Current Evidence and Future Directions. [Review]. Pain Med, 22(Suppl 1), S24-S30. (Read full article)
    9. Conger A, Gililland J, Anderson L, Pelt CE, Peters C, McCormick ZL (2021). Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of Painful Knee Osteoarthritis: Current Evidence and Future Directions. [Review]. Pain Med, 22(Suppl 1), S20-S23. (Read full article)
    10. Eckmann MS, McCormick ZL, Beal C, Julia J, Cheney CW, Nagpal AS (2021). Putting Our Shoulder to the Wheel: Current Understanding and Gaps in Nerve Ablation for Chronic Shoulder Pain. [Review]. Pain Med, 22(Suppl 1), S2-S8. (Read full article)
    11. House LM, Barrette K, Mattie R, McCormick ZL (2018). Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection: Techniques and Evidence. [Review]. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am, 29(1), 1-17. (Read full article)
    12. Kendall MC, Robbins ZM, Cohen A, Minn M, Benzuly SE, Triebwasser AS, McCormick ZL, Gorgone M (2017). Selected highlights in clinical anesthesia research. [Review]. J Clin Anesth, 43, 90-97. (Read full article)

    Commentary

    1. Tate Q, Meiling JB, Burnham TR, Conger A, McCormick ZL (2021). A Pilot Study of an Expanded Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation Protocol for the Treatment of Chronic Knee Pain. Pain Med, 23(3), 599-602. (Read full article)

    Case Report

    1. Safaeian P, Mattie R, Hahn M, Plastaras CT, McCormick ZL (2016). Novel Treatment of Radicular Pain With a Multi-Mechanistic Combination Topical Agent: A Case Series and Literature Review. Anesth Pain Med, 6(2), e33322. (Read full article)

    Editorial

    1. McCormick ZL (2022). Vertebrogenic Pain: A Phenomenon Driving New Understanding of Chronic Axial Low Back Pain. Pain Med, 23(Suppl 2), S1. (Read full article)
    2. Conger A, Smuck M, Truumees E, Lotz JC, DePalma MJ, McCormick ZL (2022). Vertebrogenic Pain: A Paradigm Shift in Diagnosis and Treatment of Axial Low Back Pain. Pain Med, 23(Suppl 2), S63-S71. (Read full article)
    3. Burnham TR, McCormick Z, Norman Harden R (2022). The Need to Elevate Research Rigor Involving Regenerative Agents and Orthobiologics as Pain Treatments. Pain Med, 23(7), 1199-1200. (Read full article)
    4. McCormick ZL, Hurley R (2021). The Evolution of Radiofrequency Denervation for Pain Indications. Pain Med, 22(7), 1465-1467. (Read full article)
    5. McCormick ZL (2021). The Growth of Radiofrequency Denervation for Pain Indications. Pain Med, 22(Suppl 1), S1. (Read full article)
    6. McCormick ZL, Schneider BJ, Prather H, Sullivan W, Smuck M (2020). Approaching the Management of Expectations in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: Enthusiasm vs Realism. Pain Med, 21(8), 1519-1522. (Read full article)

    Letter

    1. Durbhakula S, Broachwala M, Schuster NM, McCormick ZL (2023). Striking Errors in the Methodology, Execution, and Conclusions of the Cochrane Library Review of Spinal Cord Stimulation for Low Back Pain by Traeger et al. [Letter to the editor]. Pain Med. (Read full article)
    2. McCormick ZL, Burnham T, Walega DR (2021). Response to 'Effect of low-dose lidocaine on objective upper extremity strength and immediate pain relief following cervical interlaminar epidural injections: a double-blinded randomized controlled trial'. [Letter to the editor]. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 46(12), 1114. (Read full article)
    3. McCormick ZL, Schneider BJ, Smith CC, Duszynski BS, Stojanovic MP (2021). Clinical Relevance of Epidural Steroid Injections on Lumbosacral Radicular Syndrome-related Symptoms: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. [Letter to the editor]. Clin J Pain, 37(11), 865-866. (Read full article)
    4. Waring PH, Schneider BJ, McCormick ZL (2021). Comparative Versus Non-Comparative Dual Lumbar Medial Branch Blocks before Radiofrequency Neurotomy: Is There a Difference in Prognostic Value? [Letter to the editor]. Pain Med, 22(8), 1883-1884. (Read full article)
    5. Koshi E, Sperry BP, Maus T, Oxner W, McCormick ZL, Murphy G (2020). Radicular Pain from Intervertebral Disc Cysts Effectively Treated Without Aspiration by Infraneural Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection. [Letter to the editor]. Pain Med, 22(3), 762-765. (Read full article)
    6. Khan D, Nagpal G, Conger A, McCormick ZL, Walega DR (2019). Clinically Significant Hematoma as a Complication of Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation of the Genicular Nerves; a Case Series. [Letter to the editor]. Pain Med, 21(7), 1513-1515. (Read full article)
    7. Conger A, Shah L, Shah V, McCormick Z (2020). Cone Beam Tomosynthesis: An Emerging Technology for Procedural Image Guidance. [Letter to the editor]. Pain Med, 21(10), 2610-2613. (Read full article)
    8. Eckmann MS, Johal J, Bickelhaupt B, McCormick Z, Abdallah RT, Menzies R, Soliman S, Nagpal AS (2019). Terminal Sensory Articular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of Chronic Intractable Shoulder Pain: A Novel Technique and Case Series. [Letter to the editor]. Pain Med, 21(4), 868-871. (Read full article)
    9. Clements ND, McCormick ZL, Vydra D, Nagpal A, Akuthota V, Kennedy DJ, Cushman DM (2019). Serious Complications Associated with Interventional Spine Procedures-Results of a Spine Intervention Society Survey. [Letter to the editor]. Pain Med, 21(3), 651-653. (Read full article)
    10. Conger A, McCormick ZL, Henrie AM (2019). Pes Anserine Tendon Injury Resulting from Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation of the Inferior Medial Genicular Nerve. [Letter to the editor]. PM R, 11(11), 1244-1247. (Read full article)
    11. Vydra D, Hynes A, Clements N, Nagpal A, Julia J, Schneider BJ, Maus TP, Cushman DM, McCormick ZL (2019). Current Practice Trends in Image Guidance During Lumbar and Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections. [Letter to the editor]. Pain Med, 20(11), 2327-2329. (Read full article)
    12. Burnham T, Hilgenhurst G, McCormick ZL (2019). Second-degree Skin Burn from a Radiofrequency Grounding Pad: A Case Report and Review of Risk-Mitigation Strategies. [Letter to the editor]. PM R, 11(10), 1139-1142. (Read full article)
    13. Walega D, Mccormick Z, Avram M (2019). Pre-TKR genicular nerve ablation. [Letter to the editor]. Reg Anesth Pain Med. (Read full article)
    14. McCormick ZL, Walega DR (2019). Managing Patient Expectations Is Vital to Successful Pain Management. [Letter to the editor]. Pain Med, 20(7), 1453-1454. (Read full article)
    15. Miller DC, Schneider BJ, McCormick ZL (2019). Caution When Withholding Antithrombotic and Antiplatelet Agents for Interventional Spine Procedures and the Need for Further Risk Stratification. [Letter to the editor]. Pain Physician, 22(4), 413-415. (Read full article)
    16. McCormick ZL, Walega DR (2017). Achieving Meaningful Success in Studies of Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation. [Letter to the editor]. Pain Med, 19(10), 2093-2094. (Read full article)
    17. Walega DR, McCormick ZL (2018). Chemical Neurolysis of the Genicular Nerves for Chronic Knee Pain: Reviving an Old Dog and an Old Trick. [Letter to the editor]. Pain Med, 19(9), 1882-1884. (Read full article)
    18. McCormick ZL, Walega DR (2018). Third-Degree Skin Burn from Conventional Radiofrequency Ablation of the Inferiomedial Genicular Nerve. [Letter to the editor]. Pain Med, 19(5), 1095-1097. (Read full article)
    19. McCormick Z, Kennedy DJ, Garvan C, Rivers E, Temme K, Margolis S, Zander E, Rohr A, Smith MC, Plastaras C (2015). Response to: Letter to the Editor Regarding Comparison of Pain Score Reduction Using Triamcinolone vs. Betamethasone in Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections for Lumbosacral Radicular Pain. McCormick Z et al. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2015 Apr 16 [EPUB AHEAD OF PRINT]. [Letter to the editor]. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 94(12), e122-4. (Read full article)