Category Archives: Spinal Cord Stimulation

Facet Joint Syndrome

In the human body, joints connect two or more bones. Their primary purpose is to allow motion between those bones. We all think of joints as our knees, hips, or shoulders, but there are lots of joints throughout the body. Think of everything from the temporomandibular joint that allows your jawbone to move to the […]

Pain Pumps and Spinal Cord Stimulation

Our spinal cord and nervous systems are amazingly complex communicators of the various sensations we need to cope in a world with lots of potentially hazardous stimuli. Our nervous system is basically our warning system of potential traumatic injury, potential damage from heat sources, when to wear more clothing for protection from frigid temperatures, and […]

Stimulating Your Spine

When Dr. Trujillo encounters chronic back pain, he’ll employ a variety of treatments to try to alleviate the pain. But nerve pain doesn’t always show itself in the location it originates and pinpointing it can be difficult. We may use different treatments from epidural injections to radiofrequency ablation, but pain may still linger. In these […]

Spinal Cord Stimulation Treatment

Chronic pain is exhausting. It makes everything you do a chore. Getting up from a chair? Better do it just right. Walking the dog? Hopefully today’s a good day. Lifting more than about 10 pounds? Cross your fingers that your back doesn’t punish you. At Summit Healthcare Pain Clinic, Dr. Trujillo has many patients who […]

All Nerves Aren’t the Same

When we’re experiencing pain, it’s common to point at our nerves. But all nerves aren’t the same. Yes, they do trigger the sensations that our brain then translates into pain, but they also have lots of other jobs throughout the body that you have no idea they are doing, things such as breathing, maintaining your […]

Spinal Cord Stimulation Procedure

Chronic neck and back pain can take over a person’s life. Every movement can involve pain. Pain relief methods, from conservative options all the way to decompression surgery, may not always be successful. For patients who have tried other options, including surgery, electrical spinal cord stimulation with Dr. Trujillo could be the next step. What […]

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