Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) is an exciting treatment option for patients who suffer from chronic back pain. SCS is a minimally invasive surgery that offers an option for patients whose back or neck pain isn’t fully managed from other treatments, such as opioids or other medications. HF10 spinal cord stimulation, offered at SpineOne improves on existing treatment options by remaining safe while driving, reducing side effects, and offering 24/7 relief.
This treatment is an effective alternative to opioid medication and traditional chronic pain therapies. SCS Therapy directs mild electrical pulses that modify or block nerve activity in a non-medicinal way to minimize the sensation of pain reaching the brain. This stimulation has similarities to a cardiac pacemaker, leading some to call the device a pacemaker for pain.
Spinal Cord Stimulation provides medication-free, ongoing pain management and control with a relatively minor, minimally-invasive surgical procedure. Instead of taking a medication that affects the whole body and causes sleepiness, constipation, or other problems unrelated to the pain, spinal cord stimulation delivers pain relief only where it is needed. This therapy is also completely reversible. If you decide at any time to discontinue the therapy, the wires and generator can be removed without permanent damage to the spine.
This is a treatment for chronic pain in your lower back. The physician uses heat to reduce the sensitivity of nerve fibers in a spinal disc. More than one disc may be treated.