Chronic back pain can occur due to many different reasons. When no other treatment is helping a different intervention may be necessary.
Before you consider back surgery or have had failed back surgery come to Performance Pain & Sports Medicine for expert, quality treatment and care, we exhaust conservative, non-surgical spine treatments first.
Often, patients come from other practices looking for a solution. Our best in class medical physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors and acupuncturists offer fully comprehensive and integrated medical care.
Spinal Cord Stimulator
Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to relieve chronic pain in your back, arms and legs. During the procedure our board-certified physicians will insert small electrical stimulating electrodes into the spinal canal. The SCS provides pain relief by blocking the pain messages before they reach the brain. It does this by sending out mild electrical impulses that reach the brain faster than the pain signal can arrive. In other words, it outsmarts your pain and instead of pain, you feel a tingling sensation in the area where your pain is usually felt. The SCS has many advantages do to its high success rate, short recovery time and being a minimally invasive same day procedure.
SCS is typically recommended for those people who suffer from neuropathic pain and those whose previous back surgery has failed.
What are the Benefits of a Spinal Cord Stimulator?
- Minimally Invasive
- Short Recovery
- High Success Rates
- Local Anesthesia
- Same Day Procedure