Spine Specific Procedures

Spinal Cord Stimulators

Spinal cord stimulators are devices that deliver electrical impulses to the spinal cord in order to relieve pain. The devices are surgically implanted directly on top of the spinal cord and require a battery pack for operation. The battery pack is usually placed under the skin, and the wires from the stimulator are threaded under the skin and connected to the battery. Spinal cord stimulator therapy has been found to be an effective treatment for chronic pain, and it can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including failed back surgery syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome, and peripheral nerve damage. Spinal Cord Stimulators work by interfering with the pain signals that are sent to the brain. This can help to reduce the sensation of pain and improve quality of life. Spinal Cord Stimulators are generally considered safe, but there are some risks associated with surgery and implantation. These risks can include infection, nerve and spinal cord injury, and bleeding. Spinal Cord Stimulators are typically only used when other treatment options have failed. If you are considering Spinal Cord Stimulation, be sure to discuss all of the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Gulfcoast Brain and Spine Center is a leading provider of spinal cord stimulator therapy, and our team has extensive experience in implantation and programming of these devices. If you are living with chronic pain, contact us today to learn more about how spinal cord stimulator therapy can help you find relief.

Spinal cord stimulators work by sending electrical impulses through electrodes to the affected area of the spine, which helps interrupt nerve signals that are responsible for transmitting pain signals to the brain. This can provide relief from chronic or severe pain and help you return to everyday activities with less discomfort.

The decision to use a spinal cord stimulator should only be taken after evaluating all available treatment options and discussing them with your doctor. It is important to note that even though these devices can offer significant pain relief for some individuals it may not work for everyone.

If you believe you might benefit from a spinal cord stimulator it’s important to contact us today regarding treatment.

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