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Dr. Van Noord discussing pain management

Dr. Brandon Van Noord is a double board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management doctor affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Noord’s goal is to help patients effectively manage their pain and achieve functional restoration. He aims to use procedural interventions to improve function in order to decrease the need for opioids. To learn more about Dr. Noord, visit https://www.sharp.com/san-diego-doctors/dr-brandon-van-noord-82069  

The TRIUMPH Study Demonstrates that Burst SCS Improves Pain and Psychosocial Function

Spinal Cord Stimulation is indicated for chronic, intractable pain. A spinal cord stimulator is like a pacemaker for the spine. It uses electricity to modulate the pain signals. There are several different waveforms or different ways to deliver electricity to the spinal cord. Traditionally, SCS delivered constant tonic stimulation to mask the pain signals. More recently, the Burst waveform was developed which mimics how the nerves naturally fire.  This waveform is paresthesia free. Brain imaging has shown that burst stimulation modulates both the medial pain pathway that processes the emotional aspect of pain and lateral pain pathway that processes pain...

Via Disc NP: A New Non-Surgical Treatment for Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

Relieve Pain Center is now offering a new treatment for lumbar degenerative disc disease. Via Disc NP is a nucleus pulposus allograft intended to restore a patient’s degenerated lumbar disc. The treatment is non-surgical and minimally invasive. The disc allograft is delivered through a spinal needle under Fluoroscopy (XR) guidance. The recently published VAST Clinical Trial demonstrated a 78% decrease in pain scores at 12 months following treatment. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7188098/ https://gotviadisc.com/

About the mild® Procedure

mild® is a short, outpatient treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) that restores space in the spinal canal to help improve back and leg pain.* Using specialized tools and imaging, mild® addresses a major root cause of LSS by removing thickened ligament through an incision smaller than the size of baby aspirin, leaving no implants behind, only a Band-Aid. The minimally invasive mild® Procedure has a safety profile similar to epidural steroid injections but with lasting results, and patients typically return to normal activity within 24 hours with no restrictions.* mild® is covered nationwide by Medicare (all ages, all plan types, including Medicare Advantage) the VA, U.S....