16 episodes

Welcome to Pain Unfiltered, where we go in depth into the interventional pain and spine world with some of the top key opinion leaders and executives in the space. We are your hosts, Dr. Patrick Buchanan and Dr. Timothy Deer for this ASPN podcast.

Pain Unfiltered American Society of Pain & Neuroscience

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

Welcome to Pain Unfiltered, where we go in depth into the interventional pain and spine world with some of the top key opinion leaders and executives in the space. We are your hosts, Dr. Patrick Buchanan and Dr. Timothy Deer for this ASPN podcast.

    The State of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

    The State of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

    In this episode we discussed the state peripheral nerve stimulation with Dr. Mehul Desai. Dr. Timothy Deer talked about the history of peripheral nerve stimulation and how far its come. We then discussed the current data and rising indications to treat different pain generators. 
    Host, Patrick Buchanan, MD:
    Dr. Buchanan is double board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. His goal is to help his patients get their life back by managing their pain and focus on things they love and enjoy.
    https://www.californiapaindoctors.com/patrick-buchanan-m-d/
    https://www.instagram.com/patdbmd/?hl=en
    Host, Timothy Deer, MD:
    Dr. Deer is the president and CEO of the Spine and Nerve Centers of the Virginias. Dr. Deer has led a revolution in interventional spine and nerve care by teaching thousands of physicians an algorithmic approach to care including methods that are less invasive at a lower risk for complications.
    https://centerforpainrelief.com/about/tim-deer-md/
    https://twitter.com/doctdeer?lang=en
    https://www.instagram.com/timdeer30a/?hl=en
     
    Guest, Mehul Desai MD:
    Dr. Desai is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. He specializes in the use of cutting edge technologies for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and disease. 
    https://www.isppcenter.com/provider/mehul-j-desai-md-mph
    Guest, Dr. Morad Nasseri MD:
    Dr. Nasseri is board certified in Neurology. He completed his Pain Fellowship at Wayne State University. 
    https://www.synergexmed.com/providers/pain-management/dr-morad-nasseri/
    About ASPN:
    ASPN was created to bring the top minds in the fields of pain and neuroscience together. ASPN has a mission to improve education, highlight scientific curiosity, establish best practice, and elevate each other in a quest to improve the field of pain and neuroscience. All initiatives of ASPN are dedicated to improving patient outcomes, education, research, and innovation.
    ASPN's website and social links:
    https://aspnpain.com

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCixMNhEtOiRm1aQmDWtzxmg
    https://www.instagram.com/aspn_painneuro/
    https://www.facebook.com/PainNeuro
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/aspn/
    https://twitter.com/aspn_painneuro
    Our sponsors:
    Mainstay Medical: The Only FDA Approved Restorative Therapy for Chronic Mechanical Low Back Pain caused by Multifidus Dysfunction. Restore Control, Restore Function, Restore Stability, ReActiv8 Life.
    https://mainstaymedical.com/
    Saluda Medical: Saluda is the first to directly measure the spinal cord’s physiologic response to stimulation. A 10+ year journey since the first ECAP measurement to transform the science and practice of SCS using Evoked Compound Action Potentials (ECAPs) to pioneer smart neuromodulation therapy. The Evoke® System listens and responds to each patient’s neural signature. 
    https://www.saludamedical.com/
    Nalu Medical: Nalu Offers a Long-Term Solution For Pain. More than just new technology; it’s a whole new world of opportunities.
    https://nalumed.com/
     
    Medtronic
    https://www.medtronic.com/us-en/patients/treatments-therapies/pain.html
     

    • 40 min
    Women in Medicine

    Women in Medicine

    In this episode we took a deeper dive into 2 of ASPN’s stars, Dr. Jordan Tate and Dr. Alexa Moreira. We discussed the current state of women in medicine and talked about the female mentorship program. We also discussed the poster to podium program and some tips to become an attractive fellowship candidate. We had our first APSN member, Dr. Tolga Suvar, ask a few questions to the guests. 
    Host, Patrick Buchanan, MD:
    Dr. Buchanan is double board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. His goal is to help his patients get their life back by managing their pain and focus on things they love and enjoy.
    https://www.californiapaindoctors.com/patrick-buchanan-m-d/
    https://www.instagram.com/patdbmd/?hl=en
    Host, Timothy Deer, MD:
    Dr. Deer is the president and CEO of the Spine and Nerve Centers of the Virginias. Dr. Deer has led a revolution in interventional spine and nerve care by teaching thousands of physicians an algorithmic approach to care including methods that are less invasive at a lower risk for complications.
    https://centerforpainrelief.com/about/tim-deer-md/
    https://twitter.com/doctdeer?lang=en
    https://www.instagram.com/timdeer30a/?hl=en
     
    Guest, Dr. Jordan Tate MD:
    Dr. Tate is a double board-certified pain medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at Southern Pain and Spine in Jasper, Georgia. She is the Chair of the Diversity/Inclusion Committee and editor of the ASPN newsletter.
    https://www.southernpainandspine.com/md/jordan-tate-md-mph
    https://www.instagram.com/drjordantate/
    Guest, Dr. Alexa Moreira MD:
    Dr. Moreira is PMR resident at University of Miami and part of the poster to podium program at ASPN. She will be a pain medicine fellow at Rush University this year.
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandra-moreira/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandra-moreira/
    Guest member, Dr. Tolga Suvar MD:
    Dr. Suvar is an assistant professor of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at Rush University.
    https://suvarmd.com/
    About ASPN:
    ASPN was created to bring the top minds in the fields of pain and neuroscience together. ASPN has a mission to improve education, highlight scientific curiosity, establish best practice, and elevate each other in a quest to improve the field of pain and neuroscience. All initiatives of ASPN are dedicated to improving patient outcomes, education, research, and innovation.
    ASPN's website and social links:
    https://aspnpain.com

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCixMNhEtOiRm1aQmDWtzxmg
    https://www.instagram.com/aspn_painneuro/
    https://www.facebook.com/PainNeuro
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/aspn/
    https://twitter.com/aspn_painneuro
    Our sponsors:
    Mainstay Medical: The Only FDA Approved Restorative Therapy for Chronic Mechanical Low Back Pain caused by Multifidus Dysfunction. Restore Control, Restore Function, Restore Stability, ReActiv8 Life.
    https://mainstaymedical.com/
     Saluda Medical: Saluda is the first to directly measure the spinal cord’s physiologic response to stimulation. A 10+ year journey since the first ECAP measurement to transform the science and practice of SCS using Evoked Compound Action Potentials (ECAPs) to pioneer smart neuromodulation therapy. The Evoke® System listens and responds to each patient’s neural signature. 
    https://www.saludamedical.com/
    Nalu Medical: Nalu Offers a Long-Term Solution For Pain. More than just new technology; it’s a whole new world of opportunities.
    https://nalumed.com/
     

    • 37 min
    The DO NOTHINGS and Restorative Therapy for Low Back Pain

    The DO NOTHINGS and Restorative Therapy for Low Back Pain

    In this episode we discussed Dr. Tim Deer’s “The DO NOTHINGS” post. ASPN Vice President, Dr. Steven Falowsk, talked about his algorithm for low back pain, experience with the Reactiv8 therapy, and how he partners with industry. 
    Host, Patrick Buchanan, MD:
    Dr. Buchanan is double board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. His goal is to help his patients get their life back by managing their pain and focus on things they love and enjoy.
    https://www.californiapaindoctors.com/patrick-buchanan-m-d/
    https://www.instagram.com/patdbmd/?hl=en
    Host, Timothy Deer, MD:
    Dr. Deer is the president and CEO of the Spine and Nerve Centers of the Virginias. Dr. Deer has led a revolution in interventional spine and nerve care by teaching thousands of physicians an algorithmic approach to care including methods that are less invasive at a lower risk for complications.
    https://centerforpainrelief.com/about/tim-deer-md/
    https://twitter.com/doctdeer?lang=en
    https://www.instagram.com/timdeer30a/?hl=en
    Guest, Dr. Steven Falowski MD:
    Dr. Steven Falowski is currently Vice President of ASPN. He completed his neurosurgical residency training at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia with a focus on spinal cord stimulation and pain management, complex spinal procedures, and treatment for movement disorders such as deep brain stimulation.  https://asclancaster.com/physicians/steven-m-falowski-md/
     
    About ASPN:
    ASPN was created to bring the top minds in the fields of pain and neuroscience together. ASPN has a mission to improve education, highlight scientific curiosity, establish best practice, and elevate each other in a quest to improve the field of pain and neuroscience. All initiatives of ASPN are dedicated to improving patient outcomes, education, research, and innovation.
    ASPN's website and social links:
    https://aspnpain.com

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCixMNhEtOiRm1aQmDWtzxmg
    https://www.instagram.com/aspn_painneuro/
    https://www.facebook.com/PainNeuro
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/aspn/
    https://twitter.com/aspn_painneuro
    Our sponsors:
    Mainstay Medical: The Only FDA Approved Restorative Therapy for Chronic Mechanical Low Back Pain caused by Multifidus Dysfunction. Restore Control, Restore Function, Restore Stability, ReActiv8 Life.
    https://mainstaymedical.com/
     Saluda Medical: Saluda is the first to directly measure the spinal cord’s physiologic response to stimulation. A 10+ year journey since the first ECAP measurement to transform the science and practice of SCS using Evoked Compound Action Potentials (ECAPs) to pioneer smart neuromodulation therapy. The Evoke® System listens and responds to each patient’s neural signature. 
    https://www.saludamedical.com/

    • 26 min
    The Boston Scientific Acquisition of Intracept

    The Boston Scientific Acquisition of Intracept

    In this episode we take a deeper dive into the Boston Scientific acquisition of Relievent Medsytems. Dr. Ray Baker, CMO of Relievent Medsystems, discussed how he developed the Intracept procedure for commercialization. Jim Cassidy, President of Boston Scientific Neuromodulation talked about what he looks for when acquiring a therapy. Ray and Jim both gave great incites into the future of interventional pain and what needs to be done to ensure patient access. 
    Host, Patrick Buchanan, MD:
    Dr. Buchanan is double board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. His goal is to help his patients get their life back by managing their pain and focus on things they love and enjoy.
    https://www.californiapaindoctors.com/patrick-buchanan-m-d/
    https://www.instagram.com/patdbmd/?hl=en
    Host, Timothy Deer, MD:
    Dr. Deer is the president and CEO of the Spine and Nerve Centers of the Virginias. Dr. Deer has led a revolution in interventional spine and nerve care by teaching thousands of physicians an algorithmic approach to care including methods that are less invasive at a lower risk for complications.
    https://centerforpainrelief.com/about/tim-deer-md/
    https://twitter.com/doctdeer?lang=en
    https://www.instagram.com/timdeer30a/?hl=en
     
    Guest, Dr. Ray Baker, MD:
    Dr. Baker joined Relievant in July 2017 and serves as Chief Medical Officer. Prior to joining Relievant, Dr. Baker was VP and Executive Medical Director of EvergreenHealth Medical Group, EvergreenHealth, Kirkland, Washington. During his 15 years at EvergreenHealth, Dr. Baker held positions on the board of the Evergreen Surgical Center, Chaired the EvergreenHealth Medical Group Leadership Council and was Medical Director of their Spine and Musculoskeletal Programs.
     
    Guest, Jim Cassidy:
    Jim Cassidy is the president of the neuromodulation division at Boston Scientific. In this role, Jim leads the global neuromodulation business that helps people with chronic pain and neurological conditions through innovative therapies, including spinal cord stimulation, Vertiflex™ procedure, radiofrequency ablation systems, and deep brain stimulation.
     
     
    About ASPN:
    ASPN was created to bring the top minds in the fields of pain and neuroscience together. ASPN has a mission to improve education, highlight scientific curiosity, establish best practice, and elevate each other in a quest to improve the field of pain and neuroscience. All initiatives of ASPN are dedicated to improving patient outcomes, education, research, and innovation.
    ASPN's website and social links:
    https://aspnpain.com

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCixMNhEtOiRm1aQmDWtzxmg
    https://www.instagram.com/aspn_painneuro/
    https://www.facebook.com/PainNeuro
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/aspn/
    https://twitter.com/aspn_painneuro
     
    Our sponsors:
    Mainstay Medical: The Only FDA Approved Restorative Therapy for Chronic Mechanical Low Back Pain caused by Multifidus Dysfunction. Restore Control, Restore Function, Restore Stability, ReActiv8 Life.
    https://mainstaymedical.com/
     

    • 36 min
    Turning an Idea into a Company

    Turning an Idea into a Company

    In this episode we talked with Dr. Anil Sharma about the Sharma foundation’s partnership with ASPN. We then spoke with Dr. Krishnan Chakravarthy about his experience in turning an idea into a company.  We discussed what VCs are looking for in a startup company and the key ingredients to launching a medical device company.  We wrapped up the episode discussing the future of the interventional pain space. 
    Host, Patrick Buchanan, MD:
    Dr. Buchanan is double board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. His goal is to help his patients get their life back by managing their pain and focus on things they love and enjoy.
    https://www.californiapaindoctors.com/patrick-buchanan-m-d/
    https://www.instagram.com/patdbmd/?hl=en
    Host, Timothy Deer, MD:
    Dr. Deer is the president and CEO of the Spine and Nerve Centers of the Virginias. Dr. Deer has led a revolution in interventional spine and nerve care by teaching thousands of physicians an algorithmic approach to care including methods that are less invasive at a lower risk for complications.
    https://centerforpainrelief.com/about/tim-deer-md/
    https://twitter.com/doctdeer?lang=en
    https://www.instagram.com/timdeer30a/?hl=en
    Guest, Dr. Anil Sharma:
    Dr. Sharma is the founder and President of Spine & Pain Centers of New Jersey and New York. He received his fellowship training in Pain Management at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
    https://www.universityspinecenter.com/our-team/anil-k-sharma-md
    Guest, Dr. Krishnan Chakravarthy:
    Dr. Chakravarthy is an anesthesiologist who specializes in multi-modal pain management. He currently serves on the editorial board of several national and international peer-reviewed journals, and committees on organizations such as the International Neuromodulation Society, and American Society of Pain and Neuroscience. An entrepreneur, Dr. Chakravarthy is a founder of several biotechnology startup companies focusing on applications of nanotechnology in the pain space, and novel small molecule therapeutic development to advance pain care.
    https://nxtstim.com/
    https://www.douleurtx.com/
    https://stimfixanchors.com/
    About ASPN:
    ASPN was created to bring the top minds in the fields of pain and neuroscience together. ASPN has a mission to improve education, highlight scientific curiosity, establish best practice, and elevate each other in a quest to improve the field of pain and neuroscience. All initiatives of ASPN are dedicated to improving patient outcomes, education, research, and innovation.
    ASPN's website and social links:
    https://aspnpain.com

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCixMNhEtOiRm1aQmDWtzxmg
    https://www.instagram.com/aspn_painneuro/
    https://www.facebook.com/PainNeuro
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/aspn/
    https://twitter.com/aspn_painneuro
    Our sponsors:
    Mainstay Medical: The Only FDA Approved Restorative Therapy for Chronic Mechanical Low Back Pain caused by Multifidus Dysfunction. Restore Control, Restore Function, Restore Stability, ReActiv8 Life.
    https://mainstaymedical.com/
    Vertos Medical: The company behind the mild Procedure. Move beyond palliative therapies and address a major root cause of LSS, without leaving any implants behind.
    https://www.vertosmed.com/
    Spinal Simplicity: Minuteman is an outpatient, minimally invasive, spine fusion therapy that decreases recovery time, and can alleviate pain for patients with chronic back and leg pain. Minuteman stabilizes and fixates the spine, addressing the core etiology. Get back to life with Minuteman!
    https://spinalsimplicity.com/
    APM Wealth: Justin Harvey is a financial advisor and founder of APM Wealth. He specializes in helping pain physicians make smart financial decisions. He also hosts a podcast called APMSucces.
    https://apm-wealth.com/
    https://apmsuccess.com/
    Moxy Company: Moxy is a marketing healthcare and communications firm with a strategic and deep understanding of the complex and ever-changing world of healthcare.
    https:/

    • 32 min
    ISPN and the International Pain Market

    ISPN and the International Pain Market

    In this episode we discussed the current state of physicians adopting new therapies in the United States compared to internationally with Painteq CCO, Shanth Thiyagalingam. We also talked about the potential roadblocks and the regulation process in some of the global markets. We wrapped up the episode discussing the role of ISPN  in expanding interventional pain therapies to the international market.
    Host, Patrick Buchanan, MD:
    Dr. Buchanan is double board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. His goal is to help his patients get their life back by managing their pain and focus on things they love and enjoy.
    https://www.californiapaindoctors.com/patrick-buchanan-m-d/
    https://www.instagram.com/patdbmd/?hl=en
    Host, Timothy Deer, MD:
    Dr. Deer is the president and CEO of the Spine and Nerve Centers of the Virginias. Dr. Deer has led a revolution in interventional spine and nerve care by teaching thousands of physicians an algorithmic approach to care including methods that are less invasive at a lower risk for complications.
    https://centerforpainrelief.com/about/tim-deer-md/
    https://twitter.com/doctdeer?lang=en
    https://www.instagram.com/timdeer30a/?hl=en
    Guest, Dr. Shanth Thiyagalingam:
    Shanth is the chief commercial officer at Painteq. He has a vast amount of experience in the medical device field internationally working with St Jude Medical and Stryker in Australia and Southeast Asia. 
    About ASPN:
    ASPN was created to bring the top minds in the fields of pain and neuroscience together. ASPN has a mission to improve education, highlight scientific curiosity, establish best practice, and elevate each other in a quest to improve the field of pain and neuroscience. All initiatives of ASPN are dedicated to improving patient outcomes, education, research, and innovation.
    ASPN's website and social links:
    https://aspnpain.com

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCixMNhEtOiRm1aQmDWtzxmg
    https://www.instagram.com/aspn_painneuro/
    https://www.facebook.com/PainNeuro
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/aspn/
    https://twitter.com/aspn_painneuro
    Our sponsors:
    Mainstay Medical: The Only FDA Approved Restorative Therapy for Chronic Mechanical Low Back Pain caused by Multifidus Dysfunction. Restore Control, Restore Function, Restore Stability, ReActiv8 Life.
    https://mainstaymedical.com/
    Vertos Medical: The company behind the mild Procedure. Move beyond palliative therapies and address a major root cause of LSS, without leaving any implants behind.
    https://www.vertosmed.com/
    Spinal Simplicity: Minuteman is an outpatient, minimally invasive, spine fusion therapy that decreases recovery time, and can alleviate pain for patients with chronic back and leg pain. Minuteman stabilizes and fixates the spine, addressing the core etiology. Get back to life with Minuteman!
    https://spinalsimplicity.com/
    APM Wealth: Justin Harvey is a financial advisor and founder of APM Wealth. He specializes in helping pain physicians make smart financial decisions. He also hosts a podcast called APMSucces.
    https://apm-wealth.com/
    https://apmsuccess.com/
    Moxy Company: Moxy is a marketing healthcare and communications firm with a strategic and deep understanding of the complex and ever-changing world of healthcare.
    https://www.moxycompany.com/

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

LaughingLlamaCSS ,

PODCAST

Excellent media for us IPM physicians to be up to date while exercising, there is no excuse now!
Hope to continue being a avid listener, and I’m expecting lots of interesting programs!

Jaime Sued, MD
McAllen, TX

Kh624 ,

Top notch

Great content and length- thanks for driving relevant conversation in our field!!

Spine Run ,

This will be the most exciting in the field of spine and pain treatment

Patrick Buchanon and Tim Deer are great together. Can’t wait til more episodes.

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