Is Spinal Cord Stimulation Right for Me?
If you have back or leg pain that isn’t responding well to other forms of treatment such as surgery, regenerative medicine, or medication, then spinal cord stimulation may well be the best option for you. Read on to find out more about this new way to help regain your quality of life!
What Is Spinal Cord Stimulation?
To understand spinal cord stimulation, we must first understand how pain works. Pain is generated as electrical signals between your brain and the rest of your body through your central nervous system. These signals run up and down your spinal cord. It is when pain signals in the affected area are sent to the brain that you feel it, so the device that works by ‘masking’ the pain signals. It intercepts the pain before it reaches your brain and replaces it with its own electric signals that the brain receives instead. That way, you don’t feel the pain sensation anymore.
Is Spinal Cord Stimulation Right For Me?
Patients have reported zero pain or just a light tingling feeling where the pain used to be. Of course, this may not be for everyone, which is why the device, complete with wires is installed in the epidural space on a temporary basis for one week.
If you are with the results, it can be made permanent with a battery that lasts up to a decade before it needs replacing. Side effects can include a persistent tingling feeling in place of the pain that may be difficult to get used to.
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