Southwest Spine and Pain Center Featured In St. George News

Southwest Spine and Pain Center’s passion for advancement in pain management was brought to the public’s attention on Tuesday with an article from St. George News. The piece featured members of the SWSP team and discussed three clinical trials being held at the St. George location.

The three founding physicians Dr. Jon Obray, Dr. Rick Obray and Dr. Derek Frieden were also featured in the article for their accomplishments and prestigious fellowships at Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Harvard University.

“They have such a great background, we even have patients come from out of state after learning about our doctors and their training,” Clinic Manager Shannon Akins told St. George Utah’s news team.

The team’s rigorous training, commitment to quality patient care, and passion for medical research did not go unrecognized in the article. After going into great detail about the services provided at SWSP, the reporter introduced the following three trials: 

  • Safety and Efficiency Study of Rexlemestrocel-L in Subjects with Chronic Discogenic Lumbar Back Pain – This double-blind study is in its third phase of testing. It is researching the effects of a drug for patients with lower back pain caused by diseases like degenerative disc disease. Read more:

  • Pilot Study of PEMF Therapy in Treatment of Post-Operative Pain Following Total Knee Arthroplasty – PEMF therapy stands for pulsed electromagnetic energy field. The goal of this study is to see if PEMF therapy can change the pain intensity for patients who have had total knee arthroplasty. Read more:

  • RELIEF – A Global Registry to Evaluate Long-Term Effectiveness of Neurostimulation Therapy for Pain – This study aims to evaluate the percentage of pain relief felt after the use of a neurostimulation system. It will evaluate the economic value and performance of the device when used regularly by practices like Southwest Spine and Pain Center. Read more:

Patients interested in participating in a clinical research trial should speak to their primary Southwest Spine and Pain Center physician. He will let you know if additional participants are needed and whether or not you qualify.

If chronic pain is impacting your life, don't wait to schedule an appointment at Southwest Spine and Pain Center. With multiple locations across the state of Utah, the pain management specialists at Southwest Spine and Pain Center are dedicated to helping those who suffer from chronic pain live the life they want to! To schedule an appointment, visit our locations tab!

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