Everyone’s pain is different. The treatments that are effective in one patient may fail in another. This is why pain specialist create customized treatment plans for each patient, depending upon the patient’s age, activity levels, underlying condition, overall health and the severity of pain.
One highly effective, minimally invasive, reversible pain treatment is called Spinal Cord Stimulation.
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS), also known as neuromodulation, uses mild electrical impulses, that are delivered into the spinal cord, to interfere with the transmission of pain signals from the spinal cord to the brain.
Spinal Cord Stimulation replaces the pain with a tolerable, tingling sensation. Using an external device, the patient can change the level of stimulation. This allows the patient control over their pain. The treatment is completely reversible.
SCS is highly effective in –
- failed back surgery syndrome
- complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- chronic back pain
- neck pain, and more
Another advantage of SCS is that the patient can undergo a trial before getting the SCS implant. This can help the patient decide whether or not it’s right for them. The trial period can last approximately one week, in which the patient can assess how well SCS is able to relieve their pain.
Pain and Spine Clinics offer a wide variety of interventional pain treatments in Phoenix AZ to treat acute and chronic pain, so that you can live a pain-free, healthy and productive life, doing things that you enjoy most.