Coastal Orthopedics Specialist Publishes Spinal Research in ANA Journal



Dr. Richard H. Bundschu, an interventional pain management specialist with Coastal Orthopedics, was one of nine physicians worldwide whose high-frequency spinal cord stimulation (HF-SCS) research was recently published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, an open-access journal of the American Neurological Association.

Select physicians were chosen to validate real-world results utilizing Nevro’s HF10 technology, and Bundschu has some of the best results in the world. High-frequency spinal cord stimulation at 10 kHz has been proven effective in the treatment of chronic back and leg pain in a randomized, controlled trial. Prior to this study, however, large observational studies had yet to be performed and published.

During the real-world, multicenter study, 1,660 patients with chronic trunk and/or limb pain were implanted with HF-SCS at 10 kHz. Of the 1,660 patients who were implanted, approximately 100 were Bundschu’s patients. At the end of the review, more than 70 percent of patients treated with HF-SCS experienced at least 50 percent pain relief throughout the 12 months of follow-up. The majority of the patients also reported an improved quality of life, specifically in terms of function and the ability to sleep comfortably.

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