With spinal cord stimulation, patients can use controlled electrical energy to interrupt nerve signals and eliminate pain. The Pain Management Center offers this treatment to men and women living in Hamilton, Linwood and Turnersville, NJ.
What is Spinal Cord Stimulation?
Spinal cord stimulation is a pain management technique that involves implanting a small electrical device near the bottom of the spine. The device delivers controlled electrical energy to the nerves along the spinal cord, interrupting pain signals that would otherwise be sent to the brain and cause discomfort. Spinal cord stimulation allows patients to enjoy long-term relief from a variety of pain conditions, including chronic neck and back pain.
What is the Spinal Cord Stimulation Treatment Like?
The treatment for spinal cord stimulation involves a minor surgery to implant the nerve stimulation device. For the surgery, we will use anesthesia to ensure you remain safe and comfortable throughout the procedure. Depending on where the device is placed, you may have to refrain from participating in certain activities for about two weeks, especially those that involve heavy lifting.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Spinal Cord Stimulation?
After the implantation of the spinal cord stimulation device, you will be able to begin using it immediately. You will be able to adjust the intensity of the electrical signals it emits in order to achieve maximum pain relief. Your spinal cord stimulation device can be turned off or removed at any point, but many patients continue using it to maintain lasting relief.
To learn more about the spinal cord stimulation procedure, contact us today. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions or help you schedule your initial appointment. The Pain Management Center welcomes patients from Hamilton, Voorhees, Linwood, and the surrounding areas of New Jersey.