Diagnosis & Treatments | Aspire Pain Medical Center

 
 

Medication Management

Individualized opioid therapy    
Opioid detoxification    
Non-opioid management    
Integrative health solutions

Integrative Pain Medicine

Nutritional balance evaluation
Hormonal balance evaluation
Exercise and flexibility assessments (Pre-yoga or pre-pilates physicals)
Coordination with integrative physicians
In-office osteopathic treatments

Pain Interventions from Harvard Top Tier Programs

Epidural injections
Minimally invasive spinal interventions
Joint injections and non-surgical orthopedic care
Spinal cord stimulation
All techniques are advanced and performed by formally trained specialist

Multi-disciplinary Care

Coordination with other specialties (neurosurgery, orthopedics, acupuncture, physical therapy, psychiatry, alternative medicine).

Sports Injury Prevention and Management

Sports Performance assessments with emphasis on biomechanics
Certified Tennis-Specific Performance assessment and competitive advantage
Common sports injury prevention
Advanced non-surgical treatments for torn muscles, tendons, and other sport injuries

 

 

 
Epidural Nerve Block

Epidural nerve blocks are corticosteroid injections which are used to decrease pain and inflammation caused by a herniated disc...

Facet Joint Injections

If you are living with chronic, unmanageable pain from facet syndrome or spinal arthritis, these therapeutic approaches offe...

Radiofrequency Neurotomy

Effective for many months to years, the goal of the radiofrequency procedure is to prolong the relief sustained by medial branch blocks...

Discography

Back pain is a very common ailment caused by different types of conditions. These conditions often share similar symptoms.

Vertebroplasty

Osteoporosis, or loss of bone mass, can occur at any age, but most commonly occurs in individuals 60 years of age or older.

Stem Cell Therapy

SCT offers breakthrough, non-surgical treatment options for individuals suffering from joint or bone pain due to degenerative conditions...

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an innovative technology that addresses some of the most difficult pain problems experienced.

Disc Regenerative Therapy

DRT is an exciting new procedure that triggers the body's natural healing mechanisms, relieving painand often curing...

Medial Branch Blocks

Medial branch blocks are performed to disrupt pain signals sent from the medial branch nerves...

Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy is an innovative technique that relieves pain by directly impacting the underlying condition causing that pain.

SI Joint Injections

Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction is a common source of pain in the lower back, buttocks, groin, and legs.

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a revolutionary new treatment that relieves pain by promoting long lasting healing...

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!