Spinal cord stimulator trial specialist

Back or leg pain can be quite painful and may also disrupt your daily activities. While conservative medical treatments can be helpful for some, not everyone may benefit from them. If you are someone struggling to find the right treatment for back or leg pain, Indiana Neurology and Pain Centre has the solution for you. A spinal cord stimulator trial can help you get back your lost flexibility. Book your appointment today for the best solution. Our spinal cord stimulator trial specialist can successfully diagnose and provide you with the right solution.

Spinal cord stimulator trial Q & A​

In spinal cord stimulators, the doctor uses electrical impulses to alter the nerve activities in the spinal cord. This technique, called neuromodulation, blocks, or masks the pain signals traveling through your nerves. So, the brain no longer receives the pain signals, thus, providing pain relief. In order to confirm your fitness, a spinal cord stimulation trial is done.

The team at Indiana Neurology and Pain Center may recommend a spinal cord stimulator trial to see if neuromodulation can help relieve chronic back or leg pain caused by:

  • Sciatica
  • Herniated disc
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Failed back surgery
  • Complex regional pain syndrome

Spinal cord stimulators are also effective for treating pain due to peripheral neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease.

Going for a trial before the final spinal cord stimulator is a must. The stimulator’s lead wires must be placed in your spine, but you wear the generator around your waist for about a week. Usually, the trial period is sufficient to determine if or not spinal cord stimulation is suitable for you. Depending on the performance of the trial, you can decide if or not you want to have the device or remove it altogether.

Before your trial begins, Dr. Kundi evaluates your overall health, prescription regimen, and pain history to determine whether a spinal cord stimulator trial is an appropriate course of treatment for you.
You may be a good candidate if you’ve had debilitating pain for at least three months and:

  • Conservative treatments have failed
  • Additional surgery isn’t recommended, or you don’t want surgery
  • You are free from any medical condition that may affect the implantation surgery.

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