Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a very effective therapy for controlling pain related to nerve damage. If you suffer from failed low back syndrome, complex regional pain syndromes, peripheral neuropathy or any similar painful disorders that stem from nerve damage, a spinal cord stimulator Implant can reduce or eliminate your pain.
In this procedure, your doctor back doctor places stimulating electrodes next to your spinal cord. These electrodes are attached to a pacemaker-like device that can be implanted under your skin. The implanted device sends out small bursts of electrical impulses to your spinal cord, which substitute a pleasant sensation for the pain you previously experienced.
Before the procedure, however, an external stimulator trial must be performed to determine if the technique will work for you. Your trial can be done at the Southeastern Spine Institute’s Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC).
SCS is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to relieve chronic pain in your back, arms and legs. SCS candidates include people who suffer from neuropathic pain and those for whom conservative treatments have failed. The procedure is detailed below. Talk to your physician about the risks that apply to you.
Neuro-stimulation, also called SCS, is a well-established chronic pain treatment used by doctors for more than 50 years.
One of the most advanced forms of this therapy is BURST stimulation. This low energy treatment for chronic pain is proven to provide relief from both the physical pain and the emotional symptoms of pain.
By understanding how the brain naturally manages pain, Doctors created bursty stimulation to mimic natural patterns found in the brain. It works by using mild electrical pulses to change pain signals as they travel from the spinal cord to the brain.
Bursty stimulation is proven to provide effective pain relief with low doses of stimulation. Unlike other SCS systems that require frequent charging sessions to maintain therapy, the ProClaim XR SCS system gives you hassle free pain relief with a battery that lasts 30 days at low dose settings only needing to charge the system once a month.
The system is controlled using Apple mobile digital devices with upgradeable technology. So the latest advancements in chronic pain therapy can be delivered via software updates without the need for surgery.
One of the advantages of this neuro-stimulator is that you can try it out to see how well it works for you before committing to an implanted system. During the temporary evaluation, you can see whether the therapy provides meaningful pain relief while improving your ability to perform daily activities.