Spinal Cord Stimulation can be an excellent alternative to opioids.
It is often recommended when surgery does not have more than a 50% chance of success.
What is spinal cord stimulation?
Most spinal cord stimulation devices are small paddle-like pulse generators that are implanted through a minimally invasive surgical procedure into the opening between the spine and the spinal cord, in the area where the pain occurs. Patients then use a wireless remote to control the level of stimulation being delivered by the pulse generator. This pulse tricks the brain into feeling an alternate sensation to pain and ultimately to block the electrical signal of the pain
When to opt for spinal cord stimulation?
Fortunately, people who endure long battles with chronic pain can benefit from spinal cord stimulation. This implant can be a relief for post-surgical candidates that did not see the successful effects of a surgery and do not want the side effects of opioids.
Spinal cord stimulation may be the answer for people whose lives have been seriously inhibited by pain.
If you’d like to learn more about spinal cord stimulation, call Florida Pain Care today!