Spinal cord stimulation works by implanting electrical leads near the spinal cord through a small incision in the back. These leads are then connected to a small device called a pulse generator, which is placed under the skin, usually near the lower back.
The leads send electrical impulses to the spinal cord, which blocks the pain signals from reaching the brain. This procedure typically takes less than two hours to perform, and most patients can return home the same day.
If you qualify for spinal cord stimulation, the NJ Spine and Wellness team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. This may include a trial period, where a temporary device is placed to see if you experience pain relief before moving forward with a permanent implant.
Spinal cord stimulation at NJ Spine and Wellness can help those suffering from conditions such as:
- Chronic back pain
- Neck pain
- Nerve pain
- Post-surgical pain
- Spinal cord injuries
If you are suffering from any of the above conditions or want to see if spinal cord stimulation is right for you, NJ Spine and Wellness can offer a comprehensive evaluation to see if you are a candidate for this life-changing procedure.
NJ Spine and Wellness always recommends trying conservative treatments like physical therapy and epidural injections before considering surgery. Spinal cord stimulation is an excellent alternative for those who have not seen relief from more conservative methods.