Adjusting to Life With a Spinal Cord Stimulator

Spinal cord stimulators are another step forward in the ongoing battle against chronic pain. These small, FDA-approved devices use advanced technology to change the way nerves communicate pain sensation to your brain. And they work exceptionally well for many individuals dealing with chronic pain.

The pain specialists at Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine are highly valued for providing outstanding medical care to patients throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth region of Texas. Their focus is providing safe, effective, and innovative treatments that help eliminate chronic pain’s grip on your daily life.  

Learn what these medical experts have to say about what it’s like to live with a spinal cord stimulator.

What is a spinal cord stimulator?

A spinal cord stimulator is a small, implantable device that’s designed to modify signals sent by nerves to your brain regarding pain. This means your brain does not receive the pain alert and so doesn’t tell you to feel the discomfort your nerves are complaining about.

How do I know spinal cord stimulation will work for me?

As with any other medical treatment, it may take a few days for you to become familiar with the effects. Use of the device includes a week-long trial period during which you wear it around your waist rather than having it implanted so that you can decide whether it meets your needs. Significantly, 90% of our patients who try the stimulator choose to continue its use.

For more information about spinal cord stimulation and its many benefits for chronic back and leg pain, schedule an evaluation at Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine today. We’re here to help!

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