About Spinal Cord Stimulation
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Spinal cord stimulation is a type of electrical nerve stimulation which disrupts the nerve impulses that make a person feel pain, providing pain relief to the patient.
Spinal cord stimulation is used to bring relief to patients that are suffering from severe chronic pain due to failed back surgery, unidentified nerve pain, spinal stenosis pain, fibromyalgia, phantom pain and even the nerve pain associated with paraplegia. Once the device is inserted and tested, the patient controls the strength of the electrical stimulation for at-home therapy sessions, reducing the amount of time spent in the office for pain relief.
If Dr. Lee thinks spinal cord stimulation will work for you, he will insert a temporary electrode into the spinal cord area for a 7 day trial in order to determine if a spinal cord stimulator is a solution for your ongoing pain. After conducting a successful trial, Dr. Lee will refer you for a surgical consultation with a neurosurgeon for possible permanent insertion of the spinal cord stimulator. This will allow you to control your pain independently and you should be able to resume your desired lifestyle.