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Spinal Cord Stimulation


Overview of Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation is an effective therapy that covers pain signals prior to it reaching the brain. A small device, which is similar to a pacemaker, is fixed in the body to deliver electrical pulses to the spinal cord. Spinal cord stimulation helps people better cure their chronic pain symptoms and lessen the usage of opioid medications. It might be an option if you undergo chronic back, leg or arm pain and have not got relief from other therapies.

What you need to know?

Spinal cord stimulators is used most often post non-surgical pain treatment options have been unsuccessful to offer adequate relief.

Spinal cord stimulators need two procedures to examine and implant the device: the trial and the implantation.

They can improve overall quality of life and sleep, and reduce the need for pain medicines. It is typically used along with other pain management treatments.

What is spinal cord stimulation used for?

Spinal cord stimulation is utilized most often post non-surgical pain treatment options have been unsuccessful to offer sufficient relief. Spinal cord stimulators might be used to treat or avert several types of chronic pain, including:

  • Back pain that continues even after surgery (failed back surgery syndrome)

  • Post-surgical chronic pain

  • Arachnoiditis (painful swelling of the arachnoid, a thin membrane that shelters the brain and spinal cord)

  • Heart pain (angina) inoperable by other means

  • Visceral abdominal pain and perineal pain

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Nerve-related pain (that includes intense¬†diabetic neuropathy¬†and cancer-related neuropathy from surgery, radiation or chemotherapy)

  • Peripheral vascular disease

  • Complex regional pain syndrome

  • Post amputation¬†pain