Dr. Erica David with Atlantic Spine Center explains spine risk factors...
Electrical wires are inserted into the spinal canal, stimulating the spinal cord, which is the center for pain transmission. The spinal cord stimulator produces electrical impulses that interfere with the direct transmission of any pain signals traveling along the spinal cord to the brain. Painful spinal cord stimulation is then replaced with a more pleasing tingling sensation in the areas where pain is usually felt.
A spinal cord stimulator is typically given to people whose previous spine surgery has failed, or who have pain caused by diabetic neuropathy or peripheral vascular diseases. A spine stimulator is also widely used for intractable angina in European countries, but not in the US.
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Spinal cord stimulation is often used to treat persistent or chronic lower back or neck pain caused by the following conditions:
Before surgical spine treatment is considered, we will exhaust conservative, non-surgical spine treatment options first. Our advanced diagnostic and pain mapping techniques enable us to ensure precise diagnosis, which is one of the most important factors towards effective treatment of your pain.