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Medtronic Spinal Cord Stimulator Pain Management FAQs

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Unfortunately, those of us with chronic pain have faced the same failing options repeatedly. We are told to take a pill, go to physical therapy, and then rest. You cannot live your best life that way. 

However, the Medtronic Spinal Cord Stimulator could help you keep moving by decreasing your pain and increasing your ability to move freely. You can lessen your intake of dangerous and addictive medications that cause dependency and can alter your mood and state of mind.

How Does Spinal Cord Stimulation Help with My Chronic Pain?

Spinal cord stimulation can be highly effective in treating a variety of chronic pain symptoms, but it is important to determine if this treatment is right for you before undergoing the trial. There are several indications for spinal cord stimulation that make it a worthwhile procedure, and they include:

Spinal Cord Stimulation, or SCS, relieves pain that occurs in your arms, legs, and back with electronic impulses that stop the brain from receiving pain signals. SCS is great for anyone with chronic pain and has even been effective with people who have not been helped with other traditional treatments.

These electric impulses stimulate your nerves, blocking the discussion they have with your brain, culminating in less pain. The patient and doctor work together when it comes to the placement of SCS so that you can get the most efficient pain relief.

A trial period must be completed before permanent implantation to see if the SCS will work for you. The doctors prefer that you keep the device for at least a week to determine if the pain has subsided or if the device needs adjustment.

Our entire goal is to make you feel better faster.

During Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant Trial Procedure

Spend your days how you normally would spend them during the trial period while paying close attention to your pain scale. If you come back to our office at the end of the week feeling better, then we can implant the device permanently to decrease your pain.

You are given a remote control that allows you to turn the implanted system on and off when you need it. You can adjust the power level and switch between various patterns of impulses, much like the power you have over a TENS Unit or general back massager.

You may feel slight discomfort after insertion due to a small incision you receive to place the implant.

Where Can I Learn More About Spinal Cord Stimulator Implants?

The Pain Center San Diego wants to give you the resources to prevent pain from ruining your life. To learn about all our innovative and comprehensive pain management solutions including spinal cord stimulator implants contact us. All forms of insurance are accepted for most of our pain management options.

Why Choose the Pain Center San Diego?

At The Pain Center San Diego, we understand that people are individuals. We stay aware of the latest research to best understand individual causes for chronic pain, and then we treat every patient with a personalized approach to give them the best possible care. Dr. Sandra Thompson has 28+ years of experience and is an expert in managing chronic pain for back, neck, and body. Contact us today to make an appointment for a consultation with our pain specialists at The Pain Center San Diego.

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