Spinal Cord Stimulator

Performance Pain and Sports Medicine -  - Interventional Pain Management

Performance Pain and Sports Medicine

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine located in Lawrenceville, NJ, & Houston, TX

About 14,000 patients get spinal cord stimulator implants every year, and the highly trained professionals at Performance Pain and Sports Medicine are among the most experienced leaders in this procedure. In addition to one-on-one time at their locations in locations in Houston, Texas; and Raritan, and Lawrenceville, New Jersey, you get your doctor’s direct email address to answer any questions. To find out how a spinal cord stimulator can help you overcome chronic pain, call the nearest office to schedule a consultation today.

Spinal Cord Stimulator Q & A

What is a spinal cord stimulator?

A spinal cord stimulator is an implantable device that consists of thin wires (electrodes), a battery pack (generator), and a remote control that remains outside your body. The quadruple- and triple-board-certified surgeons at Performance Pain and Sports Medicine implant the spinal cord stimulator in a highly successful minimally invasive procedure.

Because it’s minimally invasive, spinal cord stimulator surgery at Performance Pain and Sports Medicine is a same-day procedure that involves only local anesthesia. You don’t have to worry about a hospital stay or long recovery time.

How does a spinal cord stimulator work?

A spinal cord stimulator provides relief from chronic pain in your back, arms, and legs that doesn’t resolve with nonsurgical treatment. 

Your expert surgeon at Performance Pain and Sports Medicine uses X-ray or ultrasound imaging to position the electrodes at the specific point in your spinal canal that causes pain.

The stimulator sends mild electrical impulses to your brain faster than pain signals can arrive. These electrical impulses block the pain signals, causing you to feel a slight tingling sensation in the area where you usually experience pain. You control the electrical impulses with the remote.

What conditions does a spinal cord stimulator treat?

The team at Performance Pain and Sports Medicine uses spinal cord stimulation to treat many types of chronic pain, including:

  • Back pain
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Nerve pain
  • Diabetic neuropathy

Depending on your specific situation, spinal cord stimulation may help you avoid a more invasive surgical procedure or reduce the need for pain medication.

When should I consider a spinal cord stimulator?

If you’re thinking about back surgery or have had a failed back procedure, call Performance Pain and Sports Medicine. Their expert team exhausts every possible conservative treatment before recommending surgery.

You may be a candidate for spinal cord stimulation if nonsurgical treatments, like physical therapy, fail to relieve your pain. Spinal cord stimulation is a minimally invasive procedure that can provide a lasting solution to pain management.

The high success rate and short recovery time make spinal cord stimulation a viable alternative to back surgery for many people. As a patient at Performance Pain and Sports Medicine, you get direct access to your doctor via email and routine texts from the accommodating staff.

To find out if spinal cord stimulation is right for you, call the nearest Performance Pain and Sports Medicine office today.