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Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant

Choosing Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant Therapy for Pain Management

Are you a man or woman experiencing chronic pain due to an ongoing spinal condition? If so, you may be able to benefit from a Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant. This minimally invasive advanced therapeutic service is one of the most effective methods of pain management services offered by the dedicated physicians at the Pain & Spine Institute. Unlike surgery, choosing this form of pain management enables you to try out this therapy for a short test period to determine its ability to improve your ability to function and enjoy improved quality of life.

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What is Spinal Cord Stimulation?

This therapy involves our physician surgically placing a device called a spinal cord stimulator (SCS), similar to a pacemaker, under the skin in order to send a mild electrical current directly to the spinal cord. A pulse generator connected to a wire sends a current to the spinal cord nerves where your pain is felt. This signal helps to mask pain signals before they can reach the brain. A spinal cord stimulator effectively masks the pain entirely or transforms it into a mild tingling feeling that doesn’t interfere with the patient’s mobility or ability to go about daily activities.

Doctor showing patient an x-ray of spine and explaining why they might need a spinal cord stimulator implant.

Advantages Over Traditional Surgery

For many individuals with chronic back pain, traditional surgery has not delivered the desired pain relief results. But choosing a Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant has numerous benefits over other therapies, including surgery.

Implantation of an SCS device can be tried on a short-term basis prior to committing to long-term therapy. Unlike surgery where results can’t be reversed, the stimulation device can be removed. Spinal Cord Stimulation targets the specific area where pain messages are generated, unlike prescription medication which affects the entire body and can have unwanted side effects as well as prove addictive. Spinal Cord Stimulator Implants have also proven effective in many cases where injections or medication had no effect on lessening pain levels.

Are You A Good Candidate?

When we conduct an evaluation at the Pain & Spine Institute for Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant therapy, we will determine if your pain is caused by a correctable problem that can be fixed. Perhaps more conservative therapies have not worked or you do not want to undergo the time and risks involved in complex surgical procedures that have no guaranteed positive outcome. Suitable candidates for Spinal Cord Stimulation Implants must be in overall good health with no drug addictions or other untreated conditions that would prevent SCS from being effective.

Woman smiling and happy because of her spinal cord stimulator implant

Hope for Pain Relief

The Pain & Spine Institute excels at providing the most advanced and innovative pain management services such as the Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant. Men and women from all walks of life experiencing pain from sciatica, herniated discs and other spinal issues have been helped by this very effective pain management therapy. Why continue to have your quality of life eroded by chronic pain? Call today to schedule a consultation with The Pain & Spine Institute to discuss how the Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant can eliminate or reduce your pain.

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