Spinal Cord Stimulator

Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Regenerative Medicine located in Addison, Arlington, Cleburne, Fort Worth, Plano, and Rockwall, TX

Whether you suffer from chronic back pain, peripheral neuropathy, or ongoing pain caused by a condition such as complex regional pain syndrome, you may be a good candidate for a spinal cord stimulator. The doctors at Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine recommend the Nevro HF10™ device, the most effective spinal cord stimulator solution, to treat neuropathic low back and leg pain. To learn if you’re a good candidate, schedule an appointment online or call the Arlington, Addison, Cleburne, Fort Worth, Plano, or Rockwall, Texas, office.

Spinal Cord Stimulator Q & A

How does a spinal cord stimulator relieve my pain?

Spinal cord stimulators stop nerves from sending pain signals to your brain, or they mask the signal so your brain can’t interpret the message. 

Sensory nerves throughout your body detect pain and transmit a nerve impulse to your brain. Your brain then interprets the message and tells you to feel the pain.

When the nerves are blocked or scrambled, your brain doesn’t get the signal, which means you won’t feel the pain. Spinal cord stimulators accomplish the task by sending a mild electrical impulse into the nerves responsible for your pain.

The doctors at Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine use the HF10 spinal cord stimulator for several reasons. It’s clinically proven to reduce chronic low back and leg pain, and it has the highest demonstrated success rate for the treatment of chronic leg and back pain, and the HF10 doesn’t cause troublesome sensations such as tingling or buzzing.

How does my doctor implant the spinal cord stimulator?

Spinal cord stimulators consist of a controller, a generator and lead wires. Your doctor at Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine implants the generator under the skin of your abdomen or upper buttock and threads the flexible wires along your spine, placing the electrodes near the nerves relaying pain messages.

Then your doctor uses the controller to program the strength and frequency of the electrical impulses. You also use the controller to turn the generator on and off. When it’s on, it sends regular electrical impulses through the electrodes and into the nerves.

What pain conditions does a spinal cord stimulator treat?

Your doctor at Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine may recommend a spinal cord stimulator when you need relief from chronic pain caused by:

  • Sciatica
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Failed back surgery
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Peripheral neuropathy

If you suffer from chronic pain, don’t hesitate to contact Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine to learn more about spinal cord stimulation.

How will I know if spinal cord stimulation might work for me?

Each patient considering a spinal cord stimulator goes through a trial period. Your Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine doctor places the electrodes along your spine, but you wear the generator around your waist. 

After using the HF10 spinal cord stimulator for a week, you can decide if you want to keep the device and have the generator implanted. Nine out of 10 patients choose to keep the stimulator because it provides such effective pain relief. However, if you decide not to keep the device, your doctor can easily remove the electrodes.

You’re considered to be a good candidate for spinal cord stimulation if you have a successful trial, you’ve had chronic pain for at least three months, and other treatments haven’t relieved your pain.

If you struggle with chronic pain, call Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine, or schedule an appointment online to learn more about the benefits of the HF10 spinal cord stimulator.

Patient Testimonial

When Dudley and his wife renew their 1973 wedding vows in February 2019, Dudley will be celebrating without the distraction of more than a decade of debilitating lower back pain thanks to his HF10 implant.

Even after several surgeries and other pain management interventions to relieve the pain from injuries sustained in a car accident, Dudley’s pain remained at a Level 8. He had to go on disability and was no longer able to take long walks for exercise. At the suggestion of Dr. Tibor Racz, his pain management physician, Dudley did an HF10 trial in March 2018. It was so successful in relieving his chronic pain that Dudley received an implant the following month.

Not only does Dudley report being almost pain-free but he has dramatically reduced his use of opioid pain medication, was able to get off disability, now works part-time as a caregiver and walks a mile three or four times a week.

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