SPINAL CORD STIMULATION (SCS)
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) an effective pain management tool, uses an electrical current to treat chronic pain.
A small pulse generator, implanted in the back, sends electrical pulses to the spinal cord. These pulses interfere with the nerve pulses that make you feel pain. Implanting the stimulator is typically done using a local anesthetic and a sedative. At Spine and Wellness Centers of America, we can implant the device, teach the patient how to use and understand the device, and follow up on the stimulation treatment.
Lower back pain (often abbreviated as LBP) may be classified by duration as acute (generally pain lasting less than six weeks), sub-chronic (six to 12 weeks), or chronic (more than 12 weeks).
The condition may be further classified by the underlying cause as either mechanical, non-mechanical, or referred pain. For most episodes of LBP, a specific underlying cause is never identified or even sought, and the pain is attributed generally to mechanical problems such as muscle strain or joint sprain. The management of LBP typically includes the use of a multi-disciplinary approach for resolving pain. The solutions may include physical therapy, acupuncture, surgical intervention, medication or other novel treatment options. Symptoms of LBP can be immediately removed and neutralized and then treated to remove forever.