Research Studies

Research Studies

The Spine Program at Swedish Neuroscience Institute is at the forefront of clinical care and many of our physicians perform clinical research to test the safety and effectiveness of new drugs and medical devices for diseases of the nervous system.

Patients who participate in clinical trials have the opportunity to receive FDA-approved investigational treatments that are not yet available outside of a research environment, and our research coordinators work closely with each patient and their physician to provide a predictable and comfortable clinical trial experience. Additionally, each participant has the satisfaction of knowing that they are contributing to improve the health and well-being of other patients just like themselves.

Active Research Studies

'Evidence' Study - Spinal Cord Stimulation with Precision SCS System Versus Reoperation
This study will compare the therapeutic effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of SCS with that of reoperation as a treatment of pain in patients with failed back surgery syndrome.

Principal Investigator: Ryder Gwinn, MD

CerviCore Intervertebral Disc Continued Access

The primary objective of the study is to collect additional safety and effectiveness outcomes data for individual treatment results. This data combined with those from the CerviCore Intervertebral Disc Pivotal study, will help establish normative data for individual treatment success and develop a better understanding of how treatment with the CerviCore Intervertebral Disc impacts patient quality of life and their satisfaction with the treatment.

Principal Investigator: John Hsiang, M.D., Ph.D.

The EMPOWER study: Eon Mini™ Study - Product Options for Wellness, Effectiveness, and Relief; A Multi-Centered Evaluation of Patients with Chronic Pain of the Trunk and/or Limbs using Paddle Lead(s)

Designed to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of the Eon Mini IPG in combination with St. Jude Medical paddle lead(s) in the management of chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs.

Principal Investigator: Ryder Gwinn, MD

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Contact Information

Comprehensive Spine Program at Swedish Neuroscience Institute
550 17th Avenue
Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: New Patients - 206-320-BACK (2225) | Main Clinic - 206-320-2800
Fax: 206-320-5250
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Conditions Treated

Acute Spine Pain
Degenerative Spinal Disorders
Spinal Deformity
Spine Tumors
Spinal Deformity
Spine Tumors

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