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Spinal cord stimulation?

When an injury lasts longer than expected, the body responds inappropriately and develops chronic pain. When chronic pain ceases to protect the body from injury, it becomes harmful by itself and on its own. Chronic pain can also cause psychological disorders and impair the ability to work, eat, exercise, or pursue other daily activities. Aside from chronic pain, patients may also experience depression, weight gain, medication overuse, fatigue, and other chronic health conditions.

It is believed that nerve signals are continuously transmitted throughout the body to the brain. This prevents injuries by notifying the individual of possible problems. When nerves are damaged, pain signals can be sent to the brain even without physical injury. It is possible to disrupt these signals by stimulating the spinal cord. Pain management fort worth offers relief from spinal cord disorders due to a variety of reasons.

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A Spinal Cord Stimulator

The SCS device delivers mild electric currents to the spinal cord through a pulse generator, implanted under the skin. The pulse generator transmits current through thin wires to nerve fibers within the spinal cord. As a result of the modification and masking of the pain signal by electrical pulses, a SCS reduces pain in an area where you are experiencing pain. Pain Management Richardson team of experienced physicians in Dallas understands how spinal cord issues affects quality of life.


Individuals may be able to regain health through Premier Pain Management comprehensive treatment and diagnosis guidelines.Spinal cord stimulator is applied in two stages.

1- Trail Stage

During the trial stage, leads are temporarily inserted through needles to assess the effectiveness of the device. This is done to determine if tingling is comfortable for you. You will be able to test your implant at home approximately one week after the procedure.

2- Final Stage

If you experience a positive experience with the stimulator, you may need a second procedure to permanently implant it. In most cases, this minor surgical procedure is performed outpatient. Depending on your specific circumstances, your physician may recommend you stay overnight in the hospital. It is necessary to follow the following steps in preparation for both procedures:

  • After the procedure, you will not be able to drive or operate machinery for at least 24 hours, so please arrange for someone to drive you home.
  • Do not consume any food or drink after midnight the night before the procedure if you require medication.
  • Your insulin dosage may need to be adjusted on the day of the procedure, depending on the type of diabetes medication you are taking. If you require an adjustment to your insulin or diabetes medication, please consult with your physician. After the procedure, remember to take your diabetes medication.
  • You must obtain your physician's permission before discontinuing blood thinners and antiplatelet medications.
  • If you are taking any other medications, you should drink a small amount of water while you are taking them.
  • Consult your primary care physician or a referring physician before discontinuing any medications. Make sure that you bring all of your medications with you to the procedure so that they may be taken afterward.

    What Happens During Surgery?

    The average surgical procedure lasts between one and two hours.

  • Step 1: Prepare The Patient: As you lie on the table lying on your stomach, a light anesthesia will be administered to you. A lead and generator are then implanted in your back and buttocks.
  • Step 2: Attach The Leads: Electrode leads are inserted using fluoroscopy (X-ray). To expose the bony vertebra of your back, a small incision is made in the middle of your back. As a result of the laminotomy, an area of the bony arch is removed in order to accommodate the leads. Epidural leads are placed above the spinal cord and stitched in place. Your spinal cord is not directly affected by the leads.
  • Step 3: Conduct a Stimulation Test (Optional): Depending on the type of SCS device being implanted, you may need to be awakened to test how well it covers the painful areas. Upon completion of surgery, the pulse generator will be programmed based on the trial settings. Modern SCS devices can also be positioned based on anatomical characteristics or electrical nerve monitoring. The feedback you provide is extremely valuable in ensuring pain relief is as effective as possible. Implanted leads may not require repositioning or replacement during the trial.
  • Step 5. Put The Pulse Generator In Place: In order to perform this procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision below the waistline. Under the skin, a pocket is created to accommodate the generator. Lead wires connect pulse generators to pockets containing lead wires.
  • Step 6. Close The Incisions: Closure of the incisions is achieved by using sutures and skin glue. Afterwards, a dressing is applied.
  • Recovery

    Wires and stimulators, when managed by a pain doctor in Dallas, are rarely associated with complications or serious side effects. Patients typically experience pain for a few days following insertion. If the pain persists beyond a few days, you may be prescribed pain medication to alleviate the discomfort until it subsides. Other complications during the procedure include infection, bleeding, nerve damage, spinal cord injury, a dural puncture or tear, wire migration or breakage, and others. A patient can usually resume moderate activity several days after having undergone the procedure. Patients are advised not to lift, bend, or twist for at least two months after surgery so that the leads can heal in the appropriate position without moving. Medical professionals at Lancaster spine and pain clinic are dedicated to improving the quality of life for their patients.

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