Conditions | Aspire Pain Medical Center

 

Pain Conditions We Treat

Medication Management

We will provide you with a comprehensive evaluation of your pain problem(s) on your first visit.

Be sure to bring as many previous medical records, physician notes, MRI or X-ray reports. If they are not available, we will work with you to obtain them.

  • Chronic pain from any injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal pain or injuries
  • Degenerated disc disorders
  • Complex pain problems
  • Medication failures or incomplete relief
  • Opioid dependency
  • Disturbances in metabolism, sleep, or wellness
  • Complex pain or injuries from accidents, surgeries, or unknown sources
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Pain from shingles
  • Chronic headaches
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Tennis-specific chronic injuries
  • Golf-specific chronic injuries
  • Pre- or post- surgical pain
  • Pediatric pain
  • Chronic pain due to arthritis
  • Pain from any degenerated joints
  • Shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, elbow pain

 

 

Medication Management

 

 

 

 
 
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc

A herniated disc is a prevalent source of neck, arm, back, and leg pain is typically seen in adults between 30 and 50 years of age.

Spinal Stenosis
Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition that typically develops very slowly as we get older, usually occurring after the age of 50.

Facet Syndrome
Facet Syndrome

If you're experiencing persistent, chronic pain in any part of your spine, from your neck to your lower back, you may be suffering from facet syndrome.

Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome

Persistent back pain after having surgery or your spine (sometimes called Failed Back Surgery).

Discogenic Back Pain
Discogenic Back Pain

As we get older, the discs in our back go through a natural aging process, which may result in degeneration or thinning of your discs. Your low back pain may increase while sitting, bending forward, coughing or sneezing.

SI Joint Dysfunction
SI Joint Dysfunction

One of the most common causes of low back pain occurs due to injuries to the sacroiliac (SI) joint and ligaments.

Spinal Compression Fractures
Spinal Compression Fractures

Spinal Compression Fractures (SCF) become more prevalent with age, particularly for women with osteoporosis or weakened bones.

Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is a chronic condition that affects the body's soft tissues.

SUCCESS STORIES

Success Stories

  • CW: I have suffered with Multiple Sclerosis for 13 years. The pain associated with MS is multiform. I have Trigeminal Neuralgia, an intensely painful facial nerve condition that presents as part of a typical MS exacerbation, and pain on the right side of my body due to spacisity and inflammation. I have had only minor success obtaining true pain relief over the years, and had come to accept this disabling pain as a permanent part of my disease. When I no longer received ANY pain relief from the approach my PCP had taken, he referred me to Dr. Brandon Nguyen with Aspire Pain Management. Dr. Nguyen took the necessary time to understand the unique nature of MS pain, and designed a flexible program, combining regular long-acting medication with an option for instant release med for breakthrough pain. This combination was good enough to get me out of my wheelchair and walk without aid, which I thought would never happen!!! At times when an exacerbation is not responding to meds alone, he performs nerve blocks to the right side, which can last up to 2 weeks and regain my mobility. I have never had a doctor with such genuine compassion, and he has always made time to see me immediately when I'm in crisis. He is always willing to make minor adjustments to meds and explore all options to maximize pain reluef. I have not felt this well in years, and I am very happy about the future! Dr. Nguyen and his entire staff are outstanding, and feel like family at this point. I would not hesitate to recommend Aspire to fellow MSers, or anyone looking for comprehensive pain mgmt.
  • SK: Dr. Brandon Nguyen is the third pain management/anesthesiologist that I've consulted and gotten treatment from in the last 3 years. I guess third time is a charm. I finally meet the doctor who truly cares and is persistent on my road to recovery. He took his time to listen to me, and correctly diagnose my condition. My second doctor I saw just wanted to solve everything with injections without really taking the time to talk to me. But Dr. Nguyen diagnosed that I have 3 separate problems that he addressed one at a time. he is truly heaven sent. '
  • LM: I finally retired from the Army and now have tricare insurance. I was injured in Iraq and have been seen by Dr at the VA. I have had two surgeries on my sinuses for headaches that I have had since the IED blast (Oct 21 2007) I have also had two surgeries on my shoulder for tendons being ripped from the bone and rotator cuff tears. I was told by the VA that I would always have pain in my back from my spine being smashed. So headaches for 8 years with maybe a few days of relief and legs numb with a tingling pain that won't stop when trying to sleep. Also, back spasms and pain from standing long periods. Yes life SUCKED!Then after countless surgeries and injections in my back, shoulders, neck, and head with no releif from the student Dr's at the VA...until I finally had enough and tried an outside Dr.I ended up at Aspire pain medical center. The first day I was injected in my neck and its been three weeks and I still have no headaches. First time in eight years that I have been headache free. Then to top it off the following week, he injected my back and no more tingling pain. He is a Master! Dr Nguyen succeeded where the VA failed miserably. Go Dr Nguyen, Christine (RN), Andi(MA)!!
  • MD: I have knee pain from a car accident that is constantly throbbing when I am trying to sleep at night. My MRI doesn't show any thing significant, so I have gone to several doctor who made me feel like my pain was not real. Dr. Nguyen listened to my concerns and gave me a PRP (Platelet rich plasma) injection. My knee felt better 4 days after the injection. Each injection last me for about a year to 14 months. I have had 3 injections total during the past 4 years. I have to watch my activity level on my knee, but in general, I can bike, run, continue my gyn routine after about 5 days after injections. My throbbing pain at night is completely GONE! Dr. Nguyen is amazing!
  • TN: I have been suffering from back pain for the past 3 years due to a slipped disc in my back. I was very scared of getting injections but I found myself taking more and more pain medication which doesn't control my pain. When I went to see dr nguyen, he went through my MRI with me in details and explained to me how the disc is impinging my nerves and causing my pain. It was amazing to understand exactly how this disc is causing my pain! I finally decided to go for the injection and realized just how easy and pain-free it is!!! I have been scared all this time for nothing! Dr Dinh is the nicest anesthesiologist I have ever met! She gave me a sedation and I had a best sleep I have had in a long time. I didn't feel the injection at all. My back was a little sore for 1-2 days after, as I was told to expect. But on the third day, my pain was completely gone. I'm am off to vacation in the Bahamas next week and I am so thankful to dr Nguyen and Dr Dinh for allowing me to enjoy my upcoming trip. I wanted to take them with me!!!! I highly recommend seeing dr nguyen and dr dinh for your pain
  • LH: This is my third vitamin B12 infusion at Aspire, and I feel great! My back pain decreases from a level of 7/10 down to a tolerable 3/4 out of 10 and I am able to be more active. It was hard to find the energy to do anything when my back hurts all the time. With the facet block, pain medication for my rough days and the vitamin B12 infusions, Dr. Nguyen has found a regimen that works for me! Thank you Dr. Nguyen!