Back pain can bring your whole life to a halt. Your back is the anchor of the frame that centers your body. When it is in pain, it can be difficult for you to think about anything else. That is why doctors worldwide have dedicated themselves to helping their patients get relief from back pain.
A spinal cord stimulator is a small device a medical professional implant into the body. Small wires are attached to the spine that connects to a pack that generates electrical impulses to parts of your back. These pulses can alleviate much of the pain you feel, and you can use them to treat several issues that affect the body.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Some injuries to the back can lead to life-long debilitating pain. Some patients continue to have pain issues with their back even after having surgery to correct the problem. A spinal cord stimulator can help ease the pain of spinal cord injuries by calming the affected muscle groups.
Nerve Related Pain
If you have ever had diabetic neuropathy or known someone who has gone through chemotherapy for cancer treatment, you know how painful nerve pain can be. It feels like your body is on fire, and that agony can affect the entire body. Most of that pain comes from nerves in the spine. A spinal cord stimulator can help calm that pain and alleviate a lot of suffering.
Inflammation around the heart can cause excruciating chest pains. Because the spinal cord stimulator has electrodes injected into the epidural space, it can help to ease some of the chest pain associated with angina. This procedure can lead to a better quality of life for those patients.
Contact Us to Learn More
There are many ways a spinal cord stimulator can change the life of chronic back pain patients. At Summit Healthcare, Dr. Dax Trujillo and the team stay on the cutting edge of all the technologies that can help ease your pain. Call us at 855-768-4968 if you live in the Show Low, Arizona, area for a consultation, and let us help you get started on the road to a life with less pain.