Neuromodulations (Spinal Cord Stimulators)
Pain is an electrical signal that travels through the spinal cord to the brain. Having chronic pain can become unbearable. Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) is a form of treatment to address this chronic pain.
What is Spinal Cord Stimulator therapy? (SCS)
Spinal Cord Stimulation masks or “covers up” these pain signals by delivering doses of electricity to change the pain signal into something the brain interprets as a pleasant sensation called paresthesia. SCS is a safe and effective therapy that has been in use for more than 30 years and is engineered to manage pain, so that the pain does not manage you. It has helped thousands of people find pain relief. Prior to permanent implantation, a temporary procedure, where an external temporary stimulator is utilized, will make certain that this device will be of benefit to you.
When Spinal Cord Stimulation may be right for you:
- Failed Back Surgery
- Scar Tissue
- Refractory Angina
- Phantom Limb Pain
- Herniated discs
- Spinal Stenosis
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Reflex symptomatic dystrophy
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Osteoarthritis of the Spine
- Peripheral Neuropathy
How is Spinal Cord Stimulation Performed?
SCS trials can be performed in the office or outpatient setting with the permanent placement of the generator introduced at the Hospital. The patient will usually return home the same day as the procedure. SCS is considered a minimally invasive procedure with a small incision. This procedure is reversible.
Treating Multiple Sclerosis with Spinal Cord Stimulation
In clinical trials, spinal cord stimulation has improved the lives of many patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. Using Spinal Cord Stimulation techniques to treat multiple sclerosis symptoms can improve patient’s mobility, sensory function, bladder function and overall health.
Treating Sciatica with Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal cord stimulation has also been very effective in relieving the pain of those patients who suffer from symptoms of sciatica. By introducing these low level electrical currents, chronic pain sensations brought on by sciatica are often greatly reduced; continual treatment of SCS also allows patients are to live without the constant plague and hindrance of pain.
The following link will provide additional information about Spinal Cord Stimulator Therapy:
- Physical Medicine & Rehab
- Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
- Physical Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Pain Psychology