​​​Irvine                          Aspire Pain Medical Center

Spine and Pain Care

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Our Approach

Fast and effective relief, yet safe and proven.

Combining the latest tools in diagnosis and treatment in a specialized center for spine and pain relief, we will help define short-term and long-term goals in treating your pain and making sure it stays away as long as possible.

Meet Dr. Brandon Nguyen

At the crossroads of modern medicine and technology, Dr. Nguyen began his career in anesthesiology, critical care, and pain medicine during residency at Harvard-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.  It was at this nationally and internationally reknowned center that he encountered his first patients with complex spinal scoliosis, cancer pain, debilitating headaches, and complex regional pain syndrome.  His interest for treating complex pain blossomed in his third year of residency when he spent three months with Dr. Peeters-Asdourian, Dr. Zahid Bajwa, and Dr. Carol Warfield, whom are considered pioneers and respected authors of the specialty of Pain Medicine.  During those three exceptional months when Dr. Nguyen was inspired by the compassion and the technical expertise of his mentors, Dr. Nguyen decided that he would dedicate his career in the treatment and relief of pain.

Dr. Nguyen pursued his career in pain medicine by completing the highly coveted Combined Longwood Harvard Pain Fellowship.  He was fortunate to train at three world-famous Harvard hospitals, including Beth Israel Deaconess, Brigham Women's, and Children's Boston Hospital.

During his fellowship, Dr. Nguyen especially gained expertise in the evaluation and treatment of spinal pain, pediatric pain, headaches, arthritis, orthopedic injuries, postoperative pain, cancer pain, and spinal implantable technologies.

Since graduating, Dr. Nguyen has pursued his career and practiced at major academic centers and advanced centers for the treatment of spinal pain and other complex painful diseases.  He has gained special expertise in spinal cord stimulation, minimally invasive techniques, vertebral fracture repair, and medication management.

He has received many patient care awards in New York, California, Nevada where he has gained valuable experience in over a decade.  He has volunteered in medical missions in Vietnam and regularly participates in community efforts to help children and the homeless.  He lives in Tustin with his wife and family.  In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, golfing, and skiing. 

Meet Dr. Eckermann

Dr. Jan Eckermann, MD is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon whom graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He spent a year of internship at Cornell-New York Presbyterian.  He then completed neurosurgical residency at Loma Linda University followed by a fellowship in Stereotactic surgery at Stanford University. 

Dr. Eckermann served as the Chief of Neurosurgery at Kern County Medical Center from 2012 to 2016.  He is a nationally recognized expert in spinal cord stimulation surgery.  He regularly teaches other surgeons on techniques and innovations in the field.  Dr. Eckermann holds many national and international patents on a variety of neuroscience devices and products.  He lives with his wife and three children in Irvine.  In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and skiing.


About Us

At Aspire Pain Medical Center Irvine Spine and Pain Care, our mission is to provide personalized, integrated, and high-quality care on an as-needed or preventative basis. We have created a practice that we believe in and choose for our own family members.

We are a full-service spinal pain and care practice of dedicated, experienced surgeons and physicians who believe in working with our patients to maintain and improve their health. We work together to serve you in all stages of your rehabilitation or treatment of painful spinal disorders.   We can prevent you from having surgeries that may not be needed.  We can perform surgeries that may be needed.  We can also provide you with a reasonable conservative and painless options.  Our physicians believe in providing the full range of comprehensive health care services to our patients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We also believe in educating our patients as we work with them to achieve the best physical state possible. 

Each physician is certified by their respective boards and comes to our practice with years of experience in their area of specialty.  

To schedule an appointment, please call: +1.949.527.1826 

Dr. Nguyen is a highly regarded pain specialist whom has lectured and authored medical articles throughout his career.  He is well sought after by his patients and by his peers for his experience, his medical expertise, and the compassionate care he strives to bring at the bedside.