Chronic pain therapy is an option for people who are suffering from chronic pain and when other procedures are not helping out. There is one more option to consider which goes by the name of Spinal Cord Stimulation. This procedure is also known as neurostimulation therapy.
What is spinal cord stimulation?
The stimulation is done with the help of a spinal cord stimulator. It is considered similar to a peacemaker that is implanted under our skin. Electric pulses which are mild in nature are sent to our spine that causes tingling sensation.
What is the process?
The main focus in this process is to modify the pain messages before they reach our brain. Instead of pain messages, mild electrical pulses reach our brain first. Tingling sensations are experienced and there is no pain. The location along with the strength of stimulation can be adjusted with the help of a handheld programmer.
Why to choose spinal cord stimulation?
If you have chronic pain and it is not going away with medicines then your doctor may recommend spinal cord stimulation. Unlike other procedures, you can see the results before committing to the long term therapy.
What are the benefits of spinal cord stimulation?
1. Reduction in chronic back pain with significant result.
2. Daily functions are possible.
3. It is highly effective once the use if understood. 4. To do different activities, the level can be adjusted.
What is the indication to undergo spinal cord stimulation?
This is an effective treatment to get rid of chronic back pain.