Taking a look at the Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant


Many different types of back pain exist. In some cases, you will be able to use medication or perhaps therapy in order to take care of the problem and to overcome some of the discomfort that you are experiencing. In other cases, however, it may be necessary for you to have surgery to effectively take care of the pain and to provide a management option for that pain. Minimally invasive surgery is preferred in this case, and one of the types of surgeries that is available is Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant. This type of procedure inserts a stimulator into the area of the spine, which will help to reduce some of the chronic pain that you may be experiencing by providing and electric stimulation. What happens during this procedure?

First of all, before you are told that you should have the Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant procedure completed, it is likely that all other types of treatment are going to be exhausted. If they are unsuccessful at treating your pain, a trial implantation of the stimulator is going to be provided. The proper location is going to be determined and after the trial implantation, its effectiveness is going to be tested. If it works in helping to reduce your pain, a permanent implantation is going to be provided. Once the permanent implantation is in place, the person will be able to turn it off and on with an external unit, and there are few side effects, other than temporary swelling and discomfort that may incur yet the area of the incisions.

Is Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant the right choice for you?

Since you are going to have to exhaust your other options before Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant is suggested, it's important for you to understand those options and to look at them carefully. You can trust the professionals at The Neuro & Spine Wellness Center to look at your situation and to provide you with any alternative solutions that may be able to help you to deal successfully with your pain. If it is determined that this procedure or another minimally invasive procedure is going to be necessary, the spinal surgeons at The Neuro & Spine Wellness Center can handle it for you professionally.