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Removing a neder is called unraveling or cancellation (התרה). The link between Kol nidre and removing neder needs to be explained. See Mishna Nedarim 3, 1 with its paraphrase in Gemara summarized in Bartenura: רַבִּי אֱלִיעֶזֶר בֶּן יַעֲקֹב אוֹמֵר, אַף הָרוֹצֶה לְהַדִּיר אֶת חֲבֵרוֹ שֶׁיֹּאכַל אֶצְלוֹ, אוֹמֵר, כָּל נֶדֶר שֶׁאֲנִי עָתִיד לִדֹּר הוּא ...


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I don't have anything to say about the difference between the two, but two explanations of the Ashkenazi version in which the order is significant: Acharis Shalom (found in Otzar Mefarshei HaTefilla): Normally a doctor can either be a נאמן or a רחמן – he can follow through with the treatment or spare the pain. ה' is capable of being both a נאמן and a רחמן ...



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