Nomen Azeem, MD of Sarasota Orthopedic Associates is the first physician in Sarasota and Manatee Counties to use BurstDR™ stimulation from St. Jude Medical to support the treatment of patients suffering from chronic pain. According to Dr Azeem, “BurstDR stimulation is a new, superior spinal cord stimulation option for patients that has been shown to provide less pain, less suffering, and less therapy maintenance.”
BurstDR stimulation, exclusive to St. Jude Medical, is designed to help patients find relief from pain and suffering while providing a better experience with chronic pain therapy. The device also helps physicians address their patients’ physical and emotional responses to pain. Additionally, BurstDR stimulation assists the physician in reducing paresthesia, a light tingling sensation sometimes experienced with traditional spinal cord stimulation.
According to Nomen Azeem M.D., Interventional Pain Management Specialist, “the ability of BurstDR stimulation to provide patients a more complete therapy experience is one of the key reasons Sarasota Orthopedic Associates was quick to adopt the therapy and offer it to our patients.”
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy can transform quality of life for many people who are otherwise unable to find relief from chronic pain. However, BurstDR stimulation has been clinically proven to improve upon traditional SCS by generating superior pain relief. St. Jude Medical’s proprietary BurstDR stimulation works differently from other stimulation designs, utilizing intermittent “burst” pulses designed to mimic the body’s natural nerve impulse patterns. The goal of the therapy is to empower physicians in providing patients a new therapy option to improve outcomes and help patients secure relief from chronic pain.
Chronic pain is a complex and challenging condition for physicians to manage and a heavy burden for patients who find their lives profoundly limited by their pain. Many patients often move from treatment option to treatment option seeking pain relief, only to find a partial or incomplete response to therapy.
Nomen Azeem, MD is one of twelve physicians at Sarasota Orthopedic Associates. The group has four locations (Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Venice, and Bradenton) and offers same day appointments when needed. Appointments are available through the website www.SOA.md or by calling 941-951-2663. The commitment of Sarasota Orthopedic Associates is to get our patients back on their feet, back to work, back in the game, and back to life. For more information contact SWall@soa.md