Step into a realm of hope and healing with Epidural Stimulation at IBS Hospital. This remarkable approach revives dormant neural networks, aiming to enhance movement and alleviate discomfort. Our team is dedicated to walking alongside you, creating a path toward renewed vitality and a better quality of life.
What is Epidural Stimulation ?
Epidural stimulation represents a significant advancement in treating spinal cord injuries. This method involves delivering a continuous flow of electrical current to the lower part of the spinal cord, which has shown promising results in improving motor and sensory functions. Currently, it is considered one of the most effective treatments available for both complete and incomplete spinal cord injuries, offering new hope for recovery and rehabilitation.
What is the procedure ?
In this procedure, electrical current is directed to specific parts of the body.
A small chip, which is implanted over the protective coating of the spinal cord, facilitates the stimulation.
The frequency and intensity of the electrical current are regulated using a remote control.
Activation of the stimulator enables individuals with paralysis to move their legs. However, achieving this capability often requires extensive training.
What are the benefits of Epidural Stimulation ?
Epidural stimulation offers a range of benefits, particularly for individuals with Spinal Cord injuries:
Increased quality of life.
Improves regulation of body temperature.
Enhanced sexual function.
Improved bladder control.
Improvement in certain leg movements.
What are the components of Epidural Stimulation ?
Neurostimulator: These devices generate electrical pulses based on programmable parameters. They are available in both rechargeable and non-rechargeable models. Lead: A lead is a thin wire with a protective coating, featuring electrodes near its tip. The primary function of the electrodes is to transmit the electrical pulses to the targeted stimulation site. Clinical Programmer: This tool is essential in the mapping process. It is used by healthcare professionals to program the implanted neurostimulator. Patient Programmer: This device becomes particularly useful for patients when they return home, as it assists in continuing the rehabilitation process independently.
What are the mechanisms of Epidural Simulation ?
In our spinal cord, there are circuits that process information independently, functioning without direct assistance from the brain.
Epidural stimulation leverages the capability of these spinal reflexes. The electrical current administered is designed to reactivate these spinal circuits.
This reactivation facilitates the connection between the spinal cord and the brain, enabling some control over leg movements.
What are the supportive Therapies and remedies ?
While undergoing epidural stimulation, a patient should also receive supportive therapies and medications to facilitate full recovery. These include:
Mapping to identify the optimal settings for the epidural stimulator
Occupational therapy that focuses on improving daily living and working skills
Aquatic therapy, a form of physical therapy performed in water to aid muscle and joint function
Supplements that boost the immune system
Tailor-made diet plans
Why is Epidural Stimulation used ?
The process of Epidural Stimulation is undertaken in spinal cord injury patients to improve functions related to cardiovascular and other autonomic nervous system aspects.
Our team of experts that make it possible
Meet the team of highly specialised and experienced neurosurgeons, neurologists, orthopedicians, and other experts in the field of neurology and spine care. Our team is dedicated to providing personalised and compassionate care to each patient, with the goal of helping them achieve the best possible outcomes.
IBS Hospital Empowers Your Treatment with Cutting-edge Technology
We continuously incorporate cutting-edge technologies from around the world into our offerings, such as a surgical system that allows for precise and confident complex procedures. We use magnetic stimulation to treat certain neurological conditions and create personalised brain maps for tailored treatment plans. Nerve monitoring during surgeries ensures the nervous system is not compromised, and a robotic exoskeleton aids in mobility issues. Our goal at IBS Hospital is to provide the best care possible, utilising the latest and most innovative technologies available.