Spinal cord stimulation blocks pain signals from your nerves and prevents them from causing pain in difficult to treat conditions. A spinal cord stimulator produces mild signals that are used to interrupt the pain signals from difficult to treat areas. A trial is first done to determine how well your pain is controlled prior to surgical implantation.
Spinal cord stimulation can improve pain associated with a number of conditions especially if you’ve tried conservative treatments. These conditions include:
Sciatica or pinched nerve, Diabetic neuropathy, Complex regional pain syndrome.
One of the unique advantages of spinal cord stimulation is the 7-day trial that allows one to determine how much pain relief they can expect before having a permanent placement. To find out if you are a candidate for spinal cord stimulation, call Integrated Spine and Pain Services today.