Novel Techniques and Advances in Interventional Pain Medicine (On Demand)

Newest minimally-invasive outpatient procedures which do no require general anesthesia and can avoid major surgical correction. MILD (minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression) Vertiflex Superion Intraspinal spacer implants and Corner-Loc Sacro-iliac Stabilization devices are discussed, along with percutaneous adhesiolysis for post laminectomy pain syndrome. Discussion of the necessity of newer procedures in the face of the opioid crisis and mandatory reduction of prescription opioid medication for pain control by Federal DEA and State Medical Boards.

Learning Objectives:

  • Acquaint physicians with strategies which may not require major surgical correction
  • Patient selection for referral to Interventional Pain Physicians
  • New and existing minimally-invasive procedures



Ashley Classen, DO, FAOCA


Dr. Ashley Classen founded Trinity Pain Medicine Associates in Fort Worth in 1989, following his retirement from the U.S. Navy after 24 years of service. Dr. Classen earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry-Biology at Baylor University prior to completing his medical degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. At UNTHSC he was awarded the Stockseth Award for Osteopathic Excellence.

Dr. Classen currently pursues full-time practice in Interventional Pain Medicine and has authored several research papers in regional anesthesia and pain management. He continues to be engaged in clinical education as an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, supervising medical students, residents, and fellows in pain management rotations.



1 AOA Category 1-A credit


$25 for TOMA and TXACOFP members; $35 for non-members