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Spinal
Cord
Stimulation

The Pain Relief You’ve
Been Searching For

Spinal Cord Stimulation

When surgery or medications have failed to relieve your pain, it’s time to consider spinal cord stimulation. Centurion Spine & Pain Centers is proud to be a Center of Excellence for spinal cord stimulation.

What Is

spinal cord
stimulation?

Spinal cord stimulation is a safe, effective procedure that has been around for many years.

Similar to how a pacemaker uses electrical impulses to regulate your heart rate, a spinal cord stimulator uses electrical impulses to regulate your nerves and their ability to send pain signals to your brain. When pain signals do not reach the brain, they are not perceived by the patient, resulting in pain relief.

What Does Spinal Cord Stimulation

treat?

Spinal cord stimulation is a great treatment option for chronic pain related to nerves, also known as neuropathic pain. This can include:

  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Neuropathic pain (Nerve Pain)
  • Chronic back pain 
  • CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome)
  • RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
  • Diabetic neuropathy 
  • Cancer pain due to nerve damage from chemo or radiation treatment
  • Shingles pain or Post Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Chronic Angina or Chest pain

Spinal Cord Stimulation

benefits

There are three major benefits to spinal cord stimulation:

  1. Trial period. You get to try out the technology for 5-7 days before committing to a permanent device.
  2. Minimally invasive. Both the trial and the permanent device can be implanted through a small incision in the office or a surgery center. The procedure only takes 20-30 minutes.
  3. Upgradeable & reversible. Technology is always evolving. As advancements are made or new technology becomes available, we will be able to upgrade your spinal cord stimulator. Since the device is minimally invasive to implant, it can be easily removed if needed.

 

The Spinal Cord Stimulation

Trial

One of the benefits of spinal cord stimulation is that you get to try out the treatment before committing to it. For the spinal cord stimulation trial, we will place a temporary device that you will wear for 5-7 days.

The trial allows you to experience exactly how the spinal cord stimulator will work for you. We want you to pay attention to how your pain changes. What percentage has it been reduced? Are you able to do activities that you weren’t able to do before? Are you able to get a good night’s sleep? Are you able to use less medication for your pain?

At the end of the trial, we will discuss your experience. Depending on how the therapy worked for you, we may recommend a permanent implant. Ultimately, it is your decision. We want you to feel completely comfortable with your choice.

Contact us

Contact us today for more information on spinal cord stimulation. To schedule an appointment, call 912.590.0973.