Spinal Cord Stimulation at Alliance Orthopedics
Alliance Orthopedics offers spinal cord stimulation to help relieve pain for those suffering from conditions such as chronic back and neck pain. While home remedies and over-the-counter pain medications may help, they don’t always offer patients long-term relief. Spinal cord stimulation is a minimally invasive procedure that uses low voltage electrical impulses to block pain signals from reaching the brain, thus reducing your discomfort and pain.
How Spinal Cord Stimulation Works
Spinal cord stimulation works by implanting electrical leads near the spinal cord through a small incision in the back. These leads are then connected to a small device called a pulse generator, which is placed under the skin, usually near the lower back.
The leads send electrical impulses to the spinal cord, which blocks the pain signals from reaching the brain. This procedure typically takes less than two hours to perform, and most patients can return home the same day.
If you qualify for spinal cord stimulation, the Alliance Orthopedics team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. This may include a trial period, where a temporary device is placed to see if you experience pain relief before moving forward with a permanent implant.
Conditions Spinal Cord Stimulation May Treat
Spinal cord stimulation at Alliance Orthopedics can help those suffering from conditions such as:
- Chronic back pain
- Neck pain
- Nerve pain
- Post-surgical pain
- Spinal cord injuries
Is Spinal Cord Stimulation Right for You?
If you are suffering from any of the above conditions or want to see if spinal cord stimulation is right for you, Alliance Orthopedics can offer a comprehensive evaluation to see if you are a candidate for this life-changing procedure.
Alliance Orthopedics always recommends trying conservative treatments like physical therapy and epidural injections before considering surgery. Spinal cord stimulation is an excellent alternative for those who have not seen relief from more conservative methods.