Uses of a Spinal Cord Stimulator for Neck & Spine Pain
If you’re currently struggling with neck and spine pain, you likely have tried almost everything. You may have even had surgery, but still can’t find the relief that you’re looking for. Thankfully the team at Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine has recently started using a spinal cord stimulator to offer patients an additional treatment option for neck and spine pain.
What Is A Spinal Cord Stimulator?
A spinal cord stimulator is a neurostimulator that is placed in the spine for someone who is dealing with severe spinal issues. Maybe this person has had spine surgery before but is still having issues, or maybe they’re not a good surgery candidate.
If one of our doctors agrees that you’re a good candidate for a spinal cord stimulator, we’ll schedule a time for a procedure where you’ll come into our clinic and we’ll implant a nerve stimulator into your spine. This procedure is done under x-ray guidance by a Board Certified physician. In addition, this procedure is much less invasive compared to larger spine surgery.
A spinal cord stimulator works best for those looking to prevent more serious spine surgery, or if you’ve already had surgery but are still looking for ways to relieve chronic pain.
Spinal Cord Stimulation Is A Non-Opioid Alternative
Government statistics show that between 8-12 people who use opioids either have or will develop an addiction to these powerful painkillers. At Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine, we’ve seen the damage that opiates have done in our communities and we’re always doing our part to look for other alternative treatments that avoid these powerful medications. Spinal cord stimulation works much differently than opiates in that it disrupts the pain signals that travel between the brain and the spinal cord.
Reach Out to Michigan Center For Regenerative Medicine To Learn More About Spinal Cord Stimulation
If you’re dealing with chronic neck or spine pain, you may be a good candidate for spinal cord stimulation. If you’re interested, it’s best to schedule an appointment with one of our two Board Certified physicians to learn more about this unique procedure. Both of our doctors are extremely well versed in these procedures and would be more than happy to discuss the procedure more in depth with you at our downtown Rochester based clinic. Feel free to give us a call today at (248) 216-1008 or send us an email using our online contact form.