Spinal cord stimulation (trial and permanent implant)
A spinal cord stimulator is one type of instrument which is used to apply pulsed electrical signals to the spinal cord in order to control chronic pain. Person who has been successfully passed out through trial screening will be elected for permanent spinal cord stimulation system implanted. After taking you in the operating room, doctor will place some new electrode into your epidural space around your spinal cord. Under your skin, the power source will be implanted. After implanting this source, it produces some tingling sensations, which is helpful in covering your pain sensation. Number of things such as stimulating electrodes, implanted in the epidural space, an electrical pulse generator, implanted in the lower abdominal area or gluteal region, etc. is included in Spinal cord stimulation (SCS). Spinal cord stimulation is used for treating failed back surgery syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome and refractory pain due to ischemia. This treatment has many advantages, one of the best is you can easily travel or participate in any recreational activities, including swimming. After this treatment, one can reduce or minimize the use of narcotic drugs. Not all time, but sometimes people may have a risk of bleeding, Infection, Weakness, numbness, clumsiness, etc.