Chronic back pain affects countless people in all walks of life. One condition is related to a failed back surgery that leaves the patient suffering ongoing pain. When chronic pain remains after undergoing a surgical procedure, spinal cord stimulation is a treatment that can provide real relief.
Some of the other physical conditions that can be successfully treated with spinal cord stimulation include:
- Chronic neck pain
- Chronic back pain
- CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome)
- Chronic sensation of burning in the legs
Spinal Cord Stimulation: The Procedure
The procedure involves several steps as follows:
- - Local anesthetic is administered to numb the area prior to injection.
- - A hollow needle is inserted with the help of a visual imaging system for accuracy. This needle transmits electrical energy into the targeted zone.
- - Permanent leads are placed with the assistance of the visual imaging system.
- - A tiny generator is placed beneath the skin. These generators are very small and produce the therapeutic electrical energy pulses that provide pain relief.
The electrical impulses interfere with the pain messages being sent to the brain. Recent advances in medical science have led to better treatments with high frequency pulses having been discovered to provide better relief from pain. The benefits of the treatment include the patient finally being free from the need for painkillers – an important aspect of overall health.
Pain Relief with Spinal Cord Stimulation
Many people who are living with chronic back or leg pain are seeking a solution that does not involve invasive surgery. This treatment makes it possible to reduce chronic pain without the need for drugs, in a totally reversible procedure. There are very few side effects associated with spinal cord stimulation, and this treatment is known to provide a high degree of relief from chronic pain for many patients.
An Alternative to Opioids and Other Pain Medications
The problems associated with the ongoing use of opioids are well established, and the continuous use of these medications poses a risk to quality of life and overall general health. Spinal cord stimulation is a treatment that can help patients get a significant degree of pain relief without the need to take these medications to make it through the day.
Dr. Nini: A Conservative Approach to Pain in Back, Neck, and Legs
At Full Range Ortho, Dr. Nini has built his reputation for excellence using innovative, non-surgical treatments for back, neck, leg, arm, and joint pain. He uses the state-of-the-art pain management treatments, including spinal cord stimulation, to assist his patients to regain a better quality of life, a higher level of physical comfort, and greater body flexibility with groundbreaking pain relief treatments.
Many new treatments for back, neck, and leg pain have been developed in recent years, and spinal cord stimulation as a treatment continues to improve and advance. You can trust Dr. Nini to provide you with the latest developments in pain management, and to work diligently to discover the treatment or combination of treatments that will finally bring you the relief you need to have a happier, healthier life ahead.
Trigger Natural Spine Healing with Spinal Decompression in Los Angeles
If you suffer from chronic back pain or have been injured and live with a level of discomfort that is affecting your quality of life, we urge you to seek the least invasive, most effective alternatives before choosing to undergo surgery. For some, surgery may be the only option, but regenerative medicine has made great strides in recent years.
Professional athletes seek out the most effective treatments for musculoskeletal issues – and you can have the treatments used by the top athletes in Los Angeles, here at our Los Angeles clinic.
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