What is Spinal Cord Stimulation?
Spinal cord stimulation is used most often when other treatment options have failed to provide adequate relief, including surgical and non-surgical pain treatments.
The first procedure is a test treatment using a discreet and disposable device. You will be able to experience first-hand if this therapy will work for you, and then it is removed. If you get relief, then the doctor will proceed to a more permanent solution for pain relief. Spinal cord stimulation can improve the overall quality of life, and sleep and reduce the need for prescription pain medications. It is typically used in tandem with other pain treatments to achieve the maximum desired outcome for the patient.
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ARE YOU A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR SPINAL CORD STIMULATION?
To determine if you are a candidate for spinal cord stimulation for your chronic pain relief, your pain specialist will conduct a full examination and discuss your options.
Although each patient is different, patients who see the most drastic results from spinal cord stimulation are those who have not experienced pain relief with medications, less-invasive therapies, or prior surgeries
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WHEN SHOULD I CONSIDER A SPINAL CORD STIMULATION?
People who have persisting pain even after surgery or have complex regional pain syndrome have found pain relief from spinal cord stimulation. People listed above and those who suffer from extreme nerve pain have reported at least a 50% reduction in pain and improved function as a result of SCS.
However, Spinal Cord Stimulation is not suited for everyone.
IS A SPINAL CORD STIMULATION SAFE?
Like most other procedures, there are potential risks. Patients with certain conditions may be more prone to harmful effects from spinal cord stimulation. Some of these conditions include pregnancy, tumors, fractures, or spine implants.
However, Spinal Cord Stimulation is considered a less dangerous option for pain relief when compared to other surgical procedures. Strong medications, such as anesthesia, are not necessary for spinal cord stimulation and recovery times are significantly less.