A remarkable and revolutionary treatment, neurostimulation works by blocking pain signals from traveling through the spinal cord to the brain.
A device the size of a stopwatch is placed under the skin to deliver electrical impulses to the spine, thereby blocking pain “messages” from reaching the brain. A hand-held programmer allows patients to control the electrical impulse, which replaces debilitating pain with a mild tingling sensation.
Neurostimulation can be used to treat various pain conditions.
- Chronic back and leg pain
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Painful neuropathy
- Other difficult to treat pain conditions
To view an animated informational video on some of the more common conditions of the spine along with commonly performed pain management interventions, please visit our video library.