What is a Spinal Cord Stimulator and How it Works in Pain Management?

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Multiple back surgeries, chronic neuralgia or neuropathy, complex regional pain syndromes, and even more recent diabetic neuropathy can leave patients with low leg and back pain.

The pain is probably because of a problem with the spinal cord.  Are you experiencing excruciating pain in your back or legs and want relief from spinal cord pain? Firstly, you may try conservative pain relief measures like physical therapy, chiropractors, facet injections, epidurals, and medications. If these fail, you can receive successful pain management with the best spinal cord stimulator in New Jersey provided at the Mainland Pain Treatment Clinic!

Read on to learn more about this amazing pain management technology!

What is a spinal cord stimulator?

A spinal cord stimulator is an implantable medical device used to send low levels of pain inhibitory, electric signals to the spinal cord to alleviate pain in the lower legs or back. It has a two-step procedure. The first step at Mainland Pain Treatment Clinic is a diagnosis of chronic pain in New Jersey. Then a trial is done where the system is tested while the second step is the actual implantation of the spinal cord stimulator- the generator and its leads. Sometimes, the patient may need additional therapies after having a spinal cord stimulator.

How do spinal cord stimulators work in pain management?

A spinal cord stimulator is indicated for pain relief in case of post-laminectomy syndrome, post-surgical pain, peripheral vascular disease, spinal cord injuries, complex regional pain syndrome, pain following amputation, and arachnoiditis (inflammation of the lining of the spinal cord). It’s beneficial in improving the working of the spine and allowing the patient to have better sleep.

  1. This device consists of thin wires having active electrodes at the tip and a generator that is connected to the wires to send electrical signals. 

  2. The electrodes are placed carefully in the space between the spinal cord and the spinal column (called epidural space). 

  3. In the first step of the procedure where the system is tested, the generator is tapped around the lower abdomen or buttocks. 

  4. After trial, the generator is implanted under the skin. To control the entire system, there is a remote. 

  5. The remote is used to turn on the stimulator device when there is pain and even adjust its settings as per the experienced level of pain, thereby helping in pain management.

Spinal cord stimulator is an advanced and best nonsurgical treatment for pain management.

Get the best pain management treatment near me!

To avail the benefits from the best spinal cord stimulator in New Jersey, book an appointment at Mainland Pain Management with pain treatment doctor, Dr. Dipty Mangla. She uses this technology for back or neck pain, post-surgical pain, arachnoiditis, injuries to the spinal cord, and other types of pain management. Consult her today for more details!