Spine pain can be a crippling and debilitating condition that prevents you from enjoying the things you love in life. Whether you like to golf, go boating, hiking, surfing or some other activity you may find these activities impossible with uncontrolled spine pain. At Georgia Spine and Pain, we understand how important an active lifestyle is to your overall mental and physical well-being, we will leave no stone unturned to help you overcome this pain and live the life you want and deserve. Which is why we are proud to offer Spinal Cord Stimulation treatment at our Newnan, Peachtree City, and LaGrange locations.
How Spinal Cord Stimulation Works
Spinal cord stimulation uses low intensity electrical signals to block the transmission of pain from your spinal column to your brain. How does the procedure work? Typically, a needle is used to implant a small device near your spine. Following this step, a small incision is made in the upper part of the buttock and the pulse generator is put in place. The pulse device delivers the electrical signals that stop pain transmission. The advantage of this technique is that it puts you, the patient, in control you can turn the current on or off and adjust the intensity of the signal. Some devices cause what is described as a pleasant tingling sensation while with others you may feel nothing at all, but that doesn’t mean it is not working!1
Spinal Cord Stimulation Devices
Newer devices are fully implantable and can be recharged through the skin, no need for additional surgical procedures! You can discuss with your Doctor as to which type of device and procedure would be best in your particular situation. Now it should be noted that Spinal Cord Stimulation is not for everyone and is not the first choice for back pain treatment. However, for those who have had unsuccessful back surgeries or adverse reactions to various pain medications it is certainly an option that should be considered.2 Don’t let back pain keep you from enjoying life, call Georgia Spine and Pain today and let us help get you back on your feet!