The spinal cord stimulation Implant for chronic pain is carried out with a spinal cord stimulator that is similar to a pacemaker. It is implanted under the skin. A mild electric pulse to the spine is delivered by a neuro-stimulator causing tingling sensation in the area of the chronic pain.
The Process is carried out as…
With the help of a needle, spinal cord is implanted near the body’s spinal column along with soft thin wires with electrical leads on their tips. The leads are placed through a needle at the back. After this, a small incision is made and a tiny programmable generator is placed in the upper buttock or abdomen through which electrical currents are emitted to the spinal column.
At Pain Management Institute we have on board reprogramming technicians, who are always at help when needed. We provide sound psychiatric help for the patients in need and we offer best education programs in order to educate about the machines.
Am I a Candidate?
The people who are going through
- Neuropathic pain
- Stabbing or
- Tingling pain previous back or leg surgery & also Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy are perfect candidates who should opt for the spinal cord stimulation.
How long the procedure takes?
The procedure takes about 2 to 3 hours.
How long will it take to recover?
Pain is experienced for few days after the procedure. Therefore a patient should spend this period very carefully avoiding lifting, bending, stretching and twisting. The patients are also prescribed light exercise, so to build strength and relieve pain.
Pain after the treatment is very much reduced from severe to tingling sensation. Also, 50% people are satisfied by the treatment and by the amount of pain relief they witness.