Increase Your Function. Reduce Your Reliance on Medication
Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) offers 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.
SCS therapy offers a unique advantage in being 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.
Benefits of HF10 Therapy
Spinal Cord Stimulation is a rapidly changing field of medicine. New devices and options become available frequently. A side effect of some SCS therapies is a tingling or buzzing sensation, known as paresthesia. For many patients, this tingling masks their pain, but it is always present.
HF10 Spinal Cord Stimulation therapy uses a unique stimulation that effectively manages chronic pain without paresthesia. Unlike traditional spinal cord stimulation systems, HF10 therapy won’t give you an unexpected shock when you bend, twist, or engage in other daily activities.
Like most SCS therapies, HF10 undergoes a trial phase prior to receiving a permanent implant. The trial system delivers the same therapy provided by the implanted device, allowing you and your doctor to quickly assess its effectiveness in managing your pain.