What is world spine day?
This happens each year on October 16th. The day is to highlight the burden that many face when it comes to spinal pain and disability around the entire world. You will find healthcare professionals, public health advocates to schoolchildren all take part on this.
Where is it celebrated?
On every continent!
What are the main parts of Spine Day?
The biggest highlights of the day are to bring into focus the importance of spinal health and overall well-being. The goal of this is to promote physical activity along with proper lifting techniques and posture health. With it noted that almost a billion people or more suffer from some sort of spinal pain, it could be considered one of the biggest disabilities on earth to some. With so many that do not have access to a spinal professional for help or medical care, a day like this gives information to all in the hope to put the power of spinal health in the hands of any that participate and more.
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At Georgia Pain and Spine care, we strive to make our patients comfortable in any way possible with the pain they are dealing with. We know that information is one of the most powerful things you can give someone when dealing with pain issues. Join us in taking a day to learn how we can treat our spines better.
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!