Understanding Spinal Cord Stimulators and How They Work
Spinal cord stimulators are medical devices that deliver tiny electric pulses to specific nerves throughout the body. Doctors commonly recommend these devices to patients who experience debilitating chronic pain. If you have been considering spinal cord stimulator treatment for pain relief, it is important to educate yourself on these devices so you know how they work.
Spinal cord stimulators can be broken down into different parts: the generator which produces electrical impulses, and the leads which are thin wires placed intentionally along the spine depending on the location of the patient’s chronic pain. The currents created through the leads modulate pain signals before they reach the brain.
It is important to understand that spinal cord stimulators do not necessarily “fix” a damaged nerve. Instead, they block the pain signals before they can reach the brain which can provide patients with meaningful pain relief. BEST Health System believes that all patients deserve to find relief. Continue reading to learn more about the BEST spinal cord stimulation program.
The Benefits of Spinal Cord Stimulator Treatment
Spinal cord stimulators, also known as SCS, offer a window into the future of chronic pain relief. These modern devices allow patients to experience up to 100% relief from chronic pain and can help them regain an active lifestyle. Additionally, spinal cord stimulation allows patients to be in control of their own pain management treatment plan. These devices are programmable, meaning that healthcare providers can adjust their settings when patients’ pain levels shift. This is one of the most desirable aspects of SCS, that patients can have more of a say when it comes to their medical treatments.
Many patients are hesitant to undergo medical procedures that are permanent or irreversible. This is understandable, as decisions surrounding your health can sometimes be difficult to commit to. Now, patients have the opportunity to try spinal cord stimulation to see if it is the right option for them, and if they enjoy the relief it provides, they can undergo a procedure to have one surgically implanted. On the other hand, if patients decide to undergo surgery for one, they can also have it removed.
How BEST Health System Ensures Patient Safety and Satisfaction
BEST Health System is a modern ambulatory center set out to help patients experiencing debilitating conditions. Our doctors specialize in treating patients who suffer from neuropathy and complex regional pain syndrome. With years in the industry, our doctors understand that many chronic conditions are overlooked since they do not respond to traditional medical treatment. Therefore, we are excited to bring forward this new therapy that has helped such a wide range of patients.
Neuropathy and complex regional pain syndrome are not necessarily “fixable” and therefore require treatments that focus on managing pain. Are you suffering from nerve pain that has not responded to traditional medications? BEST Health System can help you. Contact us today to learn more about our modern SCS program.