Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal Cord stimulation is a procedure for certain types of chronic pain when less invasive options have failed and is one of the few therapies that can be tried prior to anything permanent being done through a minimally invasive trial. By placing specialized wires into the spine through a small needle, the spinal cord can be stimulated. It is thought that this stimulation can interrupt chronic pain signals from reaching the brain. The stimulation also provides a soothing feeling in the painful area. Spinal cord stimulation is indicated for chronic pain of the trunk and extremities. If the patient responds favorably to the trial, permanent leads (wires) and a generator (programmable battery) can be implanted at the hospital as an outpatient. We are now excited to be able to provide full body MRI compatible systems. Furthermore, the battery contains an accelerometer, much like a smart phone, that will automatically adjust stimulation based upon the patient’s position.

Procedures
Est. 2011