I’ve just come back from a neurostimulation (spinal cord stimulation) conference. Spinal cord stimulators are now used for chronic nerve pain, post-spine surgery back and leg pain, peripheral neuropathy, chronic ischemic pain, phantom limb pain, post-SCI neuropathic pain, and the list goes on.
As all of my patients know, my main focus is on treating and rehabilitating sports, spine, and arthritis injury and pain in the most natural and minimally invasive way possible. Sometimes, however, pain continues to limit quality of life despite extensive conservative efforts. I only recommend neurostimulation in those cases. For some patients suffering with pain, spinal cord stimulation, although an invasive and indwelling treatment similar to a pacemaker, can help. I have DVDs and booklets and am available to discuss this treatment option if you’re interested.