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Nerve Stimulators for Spinal Cord Pain

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal Cord Stimulation is a minimally invasive treatment for chronic pain in back, arms, and legs. It involves placing electrodes near the spinal cord and delivering low levels of electrical energy to interfere with pain signals.

At The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists, we specialize in providing this procedure for patients suffering from conditions such as failed back surgery syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neuropathic pain.

If you or a loved one suffers from chronic pain that has not responded well to other treatments, SCS may be an option for you. Our expert team can assess your condition and determine if this procedure is right for you.

Don't let chronic pain control your life any longer. Contact us today to learn more about Spinal Cord Stimulation and schedule an appointment with us. Let us be your partner in finding the best solution for your pain.

How Nerve Stimulators Can Help with Chronic Pain

Spinal Cord Stimulation Chronic Pain Of The Back, Arms, And Legs

Spinal Cord Stimulation (also called SCS pain treatment) is another treatment option for patients that suffer from chronic pain of the back, arms, and legs, and have not found relief from other treatments. This procedure involves the placement of a small device called a neurostimulator, which delivers electrical impulses to the spinal cord to block pain signals, making it an invaluable technology for spine pain treatment.

This procedure is often recommended for conditions such as:

  • Failed back surgery syndrome
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Chronic neuropathic pain
  • Diabetes-related neuropathy (nerve damage)
  • Post-laminectomy syndrome
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Arachnoiditis

SCS is also used to manage chronic pain in conditions such as:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis

The SCS procedure typically involves three phases: trial, implantation, and post-op follow-up.

Phase I: Spinal Cord Stimulation Trial

During the trial phase, small electrodes are placed near the spinal cord and connected to an external stimulator for a period of 5-7 days. If the patient experiences significant pain relief during this time, they may be recommended for permanent implantation.

Phase II: Spinal Cord Stimulation Implantation

Implantation involves placing an implantable pulse generator (IPG) under the skin, typically in the abdomen or buttocks. This device is connected to the electrodes near the spinal cord and delivers electrical impulses to disrupt pain signals. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, typically taking 1-2 hours.

Phase III: Spinal Cord Stimulation Post-op Follow-up

After the implantation, patients will have a post-op follow-up appointment to ensure proper placement of the electrodes and adjust settings as needed for optimal pain relief. SCS has been shown to significantly decrease pain and improve overall function in patients with chronic pain conditions.

If you have been struggling with chronic pain and have not found relief from other treatments, SCS may be a viable option for you. Schedule an appointment with our team at The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists to discuss if this procedure is right for you. Our dedicated experts will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan and guide you through each step of the process.

Don't let chronic pain control your life any longer. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of SCS and how it can help you regain control over your health and improve your quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the SCS procedure be painful?

The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, so you may feel some mild discomfort during the implantation process. However, most patients report minimal pain and discomfort after the procedure.

How long does the battery last in an SCS device?

The battery life can vary depending on usage but typically lasts 3-5 years. When the battery is low, a simple outpatient procedure can replace it with a new one.

Do you accept insurance for spinal cord stimulation?

Yes, we do. At The Physicians, we believe everyone should have access to advanced care for chronic pain, and we gladly accept insurance from various providers in the Atlanta area.   Visit our Insurance page to see our list of accepted providers.

How can I find the best specialist for spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain?

To find a specialist in spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain, you can contact our team at The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists. We will provide essential information and assist you in the process. Schedule your appointment with us today using our easy online tool.