A spinal cord stimulator procedure is a medical treatment done by ASCPM practitioners to manage chronic pain in certain situations. Chronic pain, lasting for an extended period, can significantly impact a person’s daily life, and ASCPM can help.

Procedure Details

During the procedure, a practioner implants a small device called a spinal cord stimulator the body. This device delivers electrical impulses to the spinal cord. It interrupts pain signals traveling to the brain. The patient controls the spinal cord stimulator using a handheld remote. It allows them to adjust the settings to find the right level of stimulation for pain relief.

Temporary Trial and Permanent Implant

Patients undergoing a stimulator placement will receive a temporary implant lasting up to a week. This asesses the device’s effectiveness in providing relief. If the trial is successful, a practioner can implant the device. Both procedures are typically performed on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to return home the same day.

Effects and Benefits

The effects of a spinal cord stimulator can vary, but it can help reduce pain, improve function, and enhance the quality of life for individuals living with chronic pain. By interrupting pain signals, this procedure offers relief and can improve functionality and well-being.

Consultation and Consideration

It’s important to consult with an ASCPM practitioner to determine if a spinal cord stimulator procedure is suitable for managing your specific pain condition. They can provide comprehensive information about the procedure and its potential benefits tailored to your individual situation.