If you’ve been suffering from chronic back or neck pain that doesn’t respond well to other pain-relieving methods, spinal cord stimulation may be the solution. The board-certified physicians at Florida Pain Medicine, with offices in Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Brandon, Riverview, and Tampa, Florida, help patients get effective relief from pain with the use of spinal cord stimulation. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Spinal cord stimulation is a treatment where electrical impulses stimulate the nerves in your spinal cord. This process interferes with the pain signal path to your brain.
A small device implanted near your spine generates the electrical pulses and blocks the messages that your brain receives so you no longer feel intense or chronic pain. Spinal cord stimulation can help control the pain you experience as a result of nerve damage to your trunk, arms, or legs, as well as an ever-increasing number of health conditions.
There are three different devices, or neurostimulators, approved by the Food and Drug Administration to help manage painful, chronic conditions. They include:
Good candidates for a spinal cord stimulator commonly include men and women with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). Your doctor assesses your overall health and the severity of your condition before prescribing spinal cord stimulation. In addition to those with FBSS, men and women with the following conditions may also benefit from a spinal cord stimulator:
Even if you’ve tried everything else to manage your chronic pain and nothing has brought relief, there’s still hope. The interventional pain management experts at Florida Pain Medicine understand your situation and encourage you to call or make an appointment online to see if spinal cord stimulation can give you back a higher quality of life free of constant pain.