SPINAL CORD STIMULATION:
Constant agonizing pain is hard to imagine for most. It consumes you, confines you, and can destroy your family and work life. Spinal cord stimulation is a path you can take to move beyond the pain, to step back into the life you once new. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is the most commonly used implantable neurostimulation modality for management of pain syndromes. It is a pain treatment modality predicated on reducing the intensity, duration, and frequency in which pain is felt. Dr. Vashi uses the first and only system of its kind to allow for MRI’s to be performed with a stimulator in place!
Dr. Vashi mainly uses them to help control radicular pain, otherwise known as sciatica. It is not solely used postoperatively. At times, it can be used to control/manage your pain without having back surgery. It starts with a trial. This is important for a variety of reasons, but mainly it serves as an evaluation period for you and Dr. Vashi to determine if spinal cord stimulation is the right course of action for you. Before committing to long-term therapy, you will have 7-10 days with the trial to gauge its effectiveness. Call us today to schedule an appointment to see if you may be a candidate! 262-764-5595.