OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine Offering a New FDA-Approved Spinal Cord Stimulator to Treat Leg

Drs. Berlin, Cottingham and Phillips at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine are now offering a new FDA-approved spinal cord stimulator developed by Nevro known as the Senza® HF10 therapy to treat patients in the Dallas, Ft. Worth and Arlington, Texas area who are suffering from chronic back pain and leg pain. HF10 therapy is the first spinal cord stimulator that is paresthesia-free and is clinically proven to eliminate back and leg pain.

According to a study released last year by the National Institute of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, nearly 50 million American adults suffer from daily chronic pain or severe pain. Since 1967, spinal cord stimulation technology has been used to treat chronic back pain and leg pain. In May of 2015, the FDA approved the new HF10 therapy by Nevro. This treatment is the first spinal cord stimulator completely paresthesia-free, which means the stimulation-­induced sensation, such as tingling, burning or pricking seen in many traditional spinal cord stimulators is gone.

“In the past, spinal cord stimulators caused paraesthesias and lost efficacy in as little as six months for some patients,” said Dr. Andrew Cottingham. “Patients also needed a remote control to frequently adjust their settings. HF10 therapy has been a revolutionary advancement in spinal cord stimulation and pain control. Now patients can have drastically improved, long-term relief of chronic back, neck and/or extremity pain without the paraesthesias or need for a remote control.”

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