Neurostimulation for chronic pain
If you suffer from chronic pain and other therapies have given you little relief, neurostimulation may be a treatment option for you.
What is neurostimulation?
Neurostimulation (also called spinal cord stimulation) is a proven therapy that has been recommended by physicians for more than 40 years to treat chronic pain and improve the quality of life for pain patients.
This is how neurostimulation works
1. A small pulse generator is inserted into the body along with a thin cable called an electrode.
2. The pulse generator delivers electrical impulses to the electrode.
3. The electrode transmits these impulses to the nerves along the spinal cord.
4. The impulses block pain signals before they reach the brain.
5. The sensation of pain is replaced by more pleasant sensations or, in some cases, no sensations at all.
For whom is neurostimulation suitable?
Usually neurostimulation is considered when one or more of the following symptoms or indications apply to the patient:
- Chronic pain of the back, neck or limbs.
- Neuropathic pain (characterized by burning, tingling, or numbness)
- Little or no improvement after surgical intervention or other treatment options
Only a physician or pain management specialist can determine if neurostimulation is the right therapy for a particular patient; talk to us. We will find the right solution for you.