Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial and Implant
For people who have really stubborn or chronic Neck and Back pain, and surgery and medication haven’t helped (or helped for long) a Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant Trial could be a good option to improve their quality of life and stop the pain! A few different indications that you’re a good candidate could be:
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Failed back surgery syndrome
- Diabetic neuropath with pain
- Refractory angina
Patients with any of these could see benefits from successful Spinal Cord Stimulator treatment.
According to thepaincenterinc.com, the trial process looks like this:
“The trial is intended to closely resemble the results of the actual procedure without the need to implant the neurostimulator. The trial entails sending small electrical pulses via the temporary leads from the external neurostimulator to certain nerves in the spine. You can adjust the levels of stimulation using the wireless programmer.
A trial period can last up to 10-days according to medtronic a prominent manufacturer, during those ten days they urge patients to “Consider doing some of the things you normally can’t do because of your pain — like walking upstairs, standing in one place, or getting ready in the morning. The benefits of the therapy may be immediate or take a few days.”
At the end of your trial period, if you’ve experienced the pain relief you’re looking for you can work with your physician to see if an SCS implant is going to be right for you and schedule the procedure. The neurostimulator once installed is easy to charge and can be adjusted to meet your changing needs with follow-up visits usually every six months.
The trial itself only takes around 30 to 90 minutes to complete and is performed in a day surgery center, hospital, or clinic. Thin wires called leads are placed close to the spine using a needle. The leads are then attached to the external wireless neurostimulator that stays on the back throughout the trial.”
Summa Pain Care, of Arizona is well equipped to help you investigate Spinal Cord Stimulation therapy to see if it is the right answer for you. As the premier pain management specialists in Arizona, Summa Pain Care
- Performs specialized tests for diagnosing your chronic pain conditions.
- Appropriately prescribes and/or manages medications to any unique conditions at varying levels of severity. Also help reduce or eliminate your prescription pain medications.
Find your nearest location in Peoria, Phoenix or North Scottsdale today and don’t put this off any longer. Unaddressed back and neck pain generally doesn’t improve. Call our Phoenix location at 623.580.4357 , you can reach Peoria at 623.776.8686 or contact us in North Scottsdale at 480.786.1771.