Spinal Cord Stimulation
If you’ve tried treatments for your chronic back or neck pain without success, spinal cord stimulation could help you. The physicians at Florida Medical Pain Management in St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, and Spring Hill, Florida, are interventional pain management professionals providing expert care to patients, helping them get relief with advanced solutions. Schedule a consultation today by calling the friendly practice or using the convenient online booking tool.
Spinal Cord Stimulation Q & A
What is spinal cord stimulation?
Spinal cord stimulation delivers electrical impulses directly to your spinal cord to bring relief to your back, neck, arms, or legs. The procedure involves implanting a small device, called a spinal cord stimulator, near your spine to stimulate the nerves in your spinal cord, causing them to interfere with the pain signals that the nerves send to your brain.
Spinal cord stimulation might be the best solution if you’re still suffering from pain after trying other options. At your appointment at Florida Medical Pain Management, your doctor can talk to you about the benefits of the procedure and what to expect before, during, and after treatment.
How does spinal cord stimulation work?
Florida Medical Pain Management offers three types of devices that can be implanted for spinal cord stimulation. Each one has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
This is a low-maintenance system that will require minor surgery to replenish its power source.
This is for patients in extreme pain in several areas of the body. It delivers the highest output of electrical impulses and requires an external accessory to manage the device.
When the power source on this system runs low, you have to recharge it. Even though the rechargeable system lasts longer, you’ll need minor surgery to change out the power source if it stops holding a charge.
When you visit Florida Medical Pain Management, ask your doctor which device is right for your condition.
Who can benefit from spinal cord stimulation?
Spinal cord stimulation helps many conditions for both men and women.
You could be a candidate for this treatment if you suffer from:
- Chronic back pain
- Chronic neck pain
- Lumbar radiculitis
- Cervical radiculitis
- Chest pain
- Inflammation of the spinal nerves
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Complex regional pain syndrome
Getting the right treatment for your pain is key to feeling better. The pain management specialists at Florida Medical Pain Management assess your condition thoroughly to customize the right treatment plan for you.
If you’d like to talk to your doctor about spinal cord stimulation, schedule an appointment by calling the office or using the convenient online booking tool today.