IPM Medical GroupAnnounces First Local Patient Implants in Study Aimed to Reduce Chronic Pain.
Walnut Creek, Calif. — April 30, 2014—Physicians at IPM Medical Group, Inc.in the Easy Bay area today announced their first patient implantsas part of a new clinical studyto help reduce chronic pain. Sponsored by St. Jude Medical, the SUNBURST™ (Success Using Neuromodulation with BURST) study willevaluate whether a new spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy called BurstStimulation can be more effective in managing chronic pain than traditional stimulation methods.
Recently, Dr.KasraAmirdelfan, Spine & Pain MedicineInterventionalistat IPM Medical Group, implanted three local patients suffering from chronic intractable pain as part of the SUNBURST study
- Male, age 72, from Livermore, California
- Female, age 70, from Walnut Creek, California
- Male, age 65, from Walnut Creek, California
“SCS continues to be one of the most effective modalities available, on a long term basis, for the treatment of neuropathic pain. New technologies, including Burst technology, will hopefully provide our patients with additional alternatives for improved pain control,” said Dr. Amirdelfan. “We are proud to be the first facility in the U.S. to activate a patient in the SUNBURST study. Our commitment to research projects, such as this, underscores our professional effort to help all chronic patients in our community with effective and prolonged pain relief, utilizing the latest and safest available technologies.”
The Prodigy™ ChronicPain System with Burst TechnologySt. Jude Medical, Inc.
Patients in the Easy Bay area are encouraged to talk with their physicians or seek out pain management practitioners if they believe they are suffering from chronic pain. Additional information on theSUNBURST clinical trial can be found at clinicaltrials.gov.
About Chronic Pain and SCS
Chronic pain is a largely under-treated and misunderstood disease that affects millions of people worldwide. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine andThe Institute of Medicineof the National Academies, chronic pain affects 100 million people in the U.S., and costs the nation up to $635 billion annually in medical treatment and lost productivity. Neurostimulation studies have shown that SCS systems can often reduce pain symptoms by 50 percentor more. By providing significant pain relief, SCS therapy enables many patients to increase their activity levels and improve their overall quality of life.
About IPM Medical Group, Inc.
IPM Medical Group is the premier interventional pain management group in Northern California. The practice is headquartered in Walnut Creek, with 5 additional satellite offices around the East Bay Area to accommodate all patients. IPM Medical Group continues to provide the latest treatment options for their chronic pain patients and injured workers alike. The research arm of the group provides the patients and the physicians in their area with some of the most exciting treatment modalities on the horizon for the treatment of pain. For more information please visit WWW.IPMDOCTORS.COM or contact the research desk at 925-478-5488.