Spinal cord stimulations work 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, 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.
Spinal cord stimulations can help those suffering from conditions such as:
If you are suffering from any of the above conditions or want to see if a 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. This treatment is an excellent alternative for those who have not seen relief from more conservative methods.