What Makes our procedures different
Often These procedures need to be done in a neurosurgeon’s office, which can be more expensive for the patient and difficult to schedule.
But with us:
If you or one of your loved ones suffers from acute or chronic pain,
please do not hesitate to call us. We can help!
Spinal cord stimulation is a procedure that delivers low-level electrical signals to the spinal cord or to specific nerves to block pain signals from reaching the brain. During spinal cord stimulation, a device that delivers the electrical signals is implanted in the body either surgically or percutaneously (through the skin). You may turn the current off and on or adjust the intensity of the signals. Most people describe the feelings from the simulator as being pleasant and tingling. Several kinds of spinal cord stimulation systems are available. The units that are more commonly used are fully implanted and have a pulse generator, which is like a battery and is usually rechargeable. Spinal cord stimulation can be an effective alternative or adjunct treatment to other therapies to manage chronic back and/or leg pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), neuropathy, or other chronic pain syndromes.
A neurostimulation screening test is used prior to implantation of a permanent device. In this screening test or trial, you will receive a temporary, external neurostimulation system for 3 to 7 days. Throughout the screening test, the external neurostimulator collects patient-use data and the patient records activities, neurostimulation settings, and degree of pain relief in a diary. After the screening test ends, percutaneous trial lead(s) are removed. Results are evaluated to determine if the patient is a candidate for a spinal cord stimulation system implant.
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