Neuromodulation and Spinal Cord Stimulator Implants (SCS Implants)
Neuromodulation achieved via Spinal Cord Stimulator implant procedure is a very advanced and promising new treatment for patients suffering from severe chronic back or neck pain, or pain in the arms or legs. It is a recommended solution for patients whose pain is resistant to other treatments or surgeries. Dr. Oyebola is one of the few Dallas-Ft. Worth pain specialists able to safely and effectively perform this surgical procedure.
Neuromodulation may be suitable as a solution to your pain if you suffer from any of the following conditions:
- Chronic back pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Sciatica or lumbar radiculitis
- Nerve root compression
- Central sensitization
- Lingering pain from spinal injury or failed back surgery
Dr. Oyebola is uniquely qualified as a Dallas-Ft. Worth pain expert: she is double board certified in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology and has already helped thousands of patients in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area enjoy happier, healthier, pain-free lives. She can help you, too.
Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant FAQ
How does a SCS implant work?
Spinal Cord Stimulators are required for neurostimulation to work. Neurostimulation blocks or alters pain signals in the nerves, effectively “short circuiting” pain sensations and symptoms. Neurostimulation can greatly reduce your pain levels and vastly improve comfort and quality of life.
What does it feel like when the Spinal Cord Stimulator is working?
The primary sensation you will notice is an immediate reduction in pain and associated symptoms, as the SCS implant works to interrupt pain signals in your nerves.
Are there any side effects of SCS implants and neuromodulation treatment?
The most common side effects are those associated with any minor surgery: sensitivity at the incision site, slight scarring, and infection. More severe side effects are rare. The SCS device is made of materials that are well tolerated and rejection is extremely rare.
Do SCS implants require servicing or recharging?
Spinal Cord Stimulator devices are designed to last many years without servicing or repair. Recharging is accomplished safely and easily, via power transmission through the skin.
What is involved in a SCS implant procedure?
Surgery is conducted under a local anesthetic and minimal sedation. The stimulator lead is a soft, thin wire that is inserted via needle into the epidural space.
Dallas-Ft. Worth Spinal Cord Stimulator Experts
Chronic back pain is one of the most frustrating and debilitating conditions you can have. A Spinal Cord Stimulator and neuromodulation treatment can provide lasting relief from symptoms that have resisted prior treatments.
If you have questions about SCS implants or neuromodulation treatment, please contact us to learn more. North Star Med Pain & Spine Center has been helping Dallas-Ft. Worth patients overcome severe back and neck pain since [INSERT YEAR].