Clinical Research

In working with other leading physicians in their field, the doctors at the Spine & Nerve Centers have expanded their medical knowledge and expertise. Research is vital to continually being on the cutting-edge of medicine. Our physicians not only research for their own benefit, but share their knowledge by being published in major medical journals. These journals are read by other physicians and specialists and often aid medical advancement.

EvokeECAP Study
The Spine & Nerve Centers are the first in West Virginia to offer the investigational Evoke® closed-loop spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system under a new clinical trial called the ECAP Study.

The Evoke® Closed-Loop System is unique in that it is the first and only SCS system designed to measure the spinal cord’s response to stimulation and automatically adjust stimulation in real-time to optimize pain relief. The ECAP Study builds upon global studies including the U.S. pivotal EVOKE study – results of which were published in the top neurology journal, The Lancet Neurology.

The primary goal of the newly initiated ECAP Study is to further evaluate the relationship between neurophysiological measures and clinical outcomes of the Evoke® Closed-Loop System.

To find out if you or a loved one are a candidate for this trial, or to learn more, please contact our team today or visit

CAUTION – Investigational Device. Limited by Federal (or United States) law to investigational use.

AbbottAbbott ROSTRA (RFA) Study
Post-market study utilizing Abbott’s newest IonicRF Generator for radiofrequency ablation in pain patients.

AbbottAbbott DISTINCT Study
Evaluation of non-surgical patients for SCS (Spinal Cord Stimulator) vs CMM (Conventional Medical Management), CMM subjects can switch to SCS at 6 months.

Abbott DISTINCT Low Back Pain Study

AbbottAbbott REALITY Study
5 year following of real world patients receiving either traditional SCS (Spinal Cord Stimulator) or DRG (Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulator) systems from Abbott.

AbbottAbbott/SJM Target (DRG/Post-Approval)
FDA stipulation of approved Axium IPG system from the Accurate study.

Boston ScientificBoston Scientific SCOPE Study
5 year following of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis patients receiving Vertiflex Superion Spacer implant.

MainstayMainstay ReActiv8 (Muscle Stim/Rehab)
Leads placed in multifidus muscles along lumbar spinal column with IPG to rehab and strengthen low back.

PainTeqPainTeq SECURE Study
Evaluation of patients with SI Dysfunction receiving PainTeq SI Fusion.

SaludaSaluda Evoke (SCS/Biofeedback)
SCS with biofeedback technology.

Evaluation of isolated low back pain patients for SPRINT PNS (Peripheral Nerve Stimulator) vs CMM (Conventional Medical Management), CMM subjects can switch to PNS at 12 months.

VertiflexVertiflex PRESS (Superion /Registry)
Registry to follow with patients newly implanted Superion Decompression Device.

Vertos Medical StudyVertos MOTION (MILD vs CMM)
Examines the MILD procedure compared with conventional medical management for first line therapy.

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