The Helm Center relieves chronic pain and improves quality of life through customized, targeted, contemporary pain management.


  • Farmers & Merchants Bank Humility Award, 2017. “We remember that our clients are not dependent upon us; we are dependent upon them.”
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, ASIPP: American Society Of Interventional Pain Physicians Annual Meeting 4/21/17 Las Vegas
  • Castle & Connolly Orange County Top Doctors 2016
  • 2015 Nominee WorkCompCentral Excellence Award
  • Orange County Pain Practitioner Says Baby Boomers Represent a Challenge for Doctors. Physicians News Network 5/18/2015
  • Subject of NBC4 (Los Angeles) profile of cooled radiofrequency ablation of the sacroiliac joint innervation August 2014
  • Recipient, Standiford Helm, II, MD Award for Promoting and Protecting the Specialty of Interventional Pain Management, California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians October 2013
  • Castle & Connolly San Diego’s Top Doctors 2013
  • Castle & Connolly Los Angeles’ Top Doctors 2013
  • Top Docs, US News & World Report 2012
  • Nominee, CMA, for the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee of the National Institutes of Health, 11/26/10
  • “Hero of Neuromodulation” Medtronic, Las Vegas, NV 12/06/08
  • “Hero of Neuromodulation” Medtronic, Acapulco, Mexico 12/08/07