What Else Can I Do About Back Pain

Woman Sitting On Bed Having Back PainLiving with back pain can be a frustrating experience. If you have an aching back, it can be a significant challenge to go about your daily routine and accomplish your tasks. Many people experience the added frustration of trying many strategies to eliminate back pain only to have it continue. Some people look to surgical procedures to relieve back pain, but others are less comfortable with this strategy. An innovative strategy called spinal cord stimulation provides patients with a less invasive option to treat back pain. At Summit Healthcare Pain Clinic, we have many strategies for addressing back pain, including spinal cord stimulation.

Here are a few points on how it works and if it may be the right treatment for you.

What is Spinal Cord Stimulation?

Have you tried everything you can think of to get rid of back pain with little to no success? Spinal cord stimulation may be an option for you to help finally deal with the problem once and for all. Many conservative treatments, such as taking over-the-counter pain medications, or wearing supportive devices, like a back brace, aim to address the symptoms that back pain causes and do not necessarily address it at the source. 

Spinal cord stimulation is an option for those seeking a minimally invasive strategy to attack back pain by seeking out its origins. Spinal cord stimulation involves inserting a small device near the spinal cord to send targeted electrical shocks to block pain messages to the brain. 

Benefits of Spinal Cord Stimulation

Many people hesitate to have back surgery because some procedures have long and painful recovery. Like other procedures, Spinal Cord Stimulation surgery generally doesn’t immobilize you for too long, as most patients can resume light activities after about two weeks of recovery.

The adjustments you make depend on your situation, such as if you must modify your work routine. Still, our professionals can make recommendations based on how well the device performs, your physical capabilities, and your pain tolerance.

If you’re interested in learning more about Spinal Cord Stimulation, please schedule a consultation with our Show Low office by calling us at 855-768-4968.

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