New advances in pain treatment have shown great outcomes in reducing pain and avoiding side effects with spinal cord stimulation therapy. Pain specialists at Pain Management Phoenix use spinal cord stimulator implants for patients with failed back surgery syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and neuropathic pain. Spinal cord stimulation is administered through an implant placed under the skin of the abdomen. It is connected to two wires that are placed between vertebrae in the spinal cord. This stimulates the spinal cord to interfere with pain signal transmission and relieves pain.
Minimally Invasive Procedure
Spinal cord stimulator implantation is a minimally invasive procedure performed for back pain patients at Phoenix Pain Clinic. A relatively minor surgical procedure is required on an outpatient basis. Leads are inserted just under the skin which means patients can travel anywhere, and participate in any activities, including swimming.
The intensity of the stimulation can be either controlled by the patient or regulated automatically. The electrical pulses can be adjusted to fit your activity levels, for example,sleeping requires less stimulation. Neurostimulator technology gives patients control to adjust the stimulation if their pain changes in location or severity.
High success rates
Based on many clinical studies, the spinal cord stimulator is 66-90% effective for pain relief. A recent research report found that patients reported pain relief two years after the spinal cord stimulation procedure. Patients have reported lasting pain relief with SCS implants at Back Pain Treatment Phoenix.
Idealoption for certain conditions
With many types of neuropathic pain, the patient has an increased response to mild touch, which is called hypersensitivity. In such cases, spinal cord stimulation is a great option. At the same time, achieving pain relief with spinal cord stimulation can allow back pain patients to reduce or eliminate use of narcotic drugs at Phoenix Pain Clinic.