SPINAL CORD STIMULATORS
When you are experiencing any type of pain that prevents you from doing your daily activities, it is time to see a doctor. Luckily, at the Sea Spine Orthopedic Institute, making an appointment at any one of our 4 locations (Orlando, Longwood, Plantation and Jacksonville, FL ) is easy. If you are noticing that you have back pain that won’t subside, you need to call our specialist as soon as possible. Having a diagnosis for your pain sooner, rather than later, may save you from needing invasive treatment. One option for your leg and back pain is a spinal cord stimulator.
What Is A Spinal Cord Stimulator?
In order to have a spinal cord stimulator placed in your body, you will have to undergo surgery. A spinal cord stimulator is a device that is placed under the skin. It sends an electric current to your spinal cord through a small wire that carries the current from a pulse generator to the nerve fibers in your spinal cord. When the stimulator is turned on, it stimulates the nerves in the area that you are feeling pain. The electric pulses mask the pain signal from reaching your brain, which reduces your pain drastically.
Who Benefits From One?
Not all back and leg pain is the same, so how do you know if you are a candidate for a spinal cord stimulator? You will first want to record your symptoms and notify our orthopedic specialist at the Sea Spine Orthopedic Institute about your pain. You may need a spinal cord stimulator if:
- Conservative therapies have not worked
- The pain can be fixed and is caused by a correctable problem
- You would not benefit from additional surgery
When you feel excruciating pain in your back or leg, you need to see a specialist right away. Do not let pain dictate your life and slow you down. The sooner you see a doctor, the sooner the issue can be addressed and treated. We are located in 4 convenient locations across Florida (Orlando, Longwood, Plantation, and Jacksonville), so there is no excuse not to obtain help. If you wait to see our doctor at the the Sea Spine Orthopedic Institute, you may need more invasive procedures to correct the problem. To find out if you are a candidate for spinal cord stimulation, call us today at 866-816-7846 or visit our website! http://seaspineortho.com.