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Spinal Cord Stimulation

Piedmont Interventional Spine & Pain Center

Sanjay G. Nandurkar, MD

Pain Management located in Lancaster, SC & Rock Hill, SC

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic back pain that doesn’t respond to other pain management treatments, spinal cord stimulation with HF10™ therapy is a solution for you. At Piedmont Interventional Spine & Pain Center in Lancaster and Rock Hill, South Carolina, Sanjay G. Nandurkar, MD, has the expertise to perform this procedure and provide you with relief from pain that is holding you back from taking part in the joys of everyday life. Don’t continue to suffer from your back pain — book an appointment online, or call one of the practice’s two conveniently located clinics today.

Spinal Cord Stimulation Q & A


HF10: How It Works


 

What is spinal cord stimulation?

Spinal cord stimulation with HF10 is an effective therapy for chronic pain relief. A spinal cord stimulator device is surgically placed under your skin and delivers mild electrical impulses to areas near your spine where you experience pain. 

These electrical currents reduce pain because they modify and block pain signals from reaching your brain. 

It’s important to note that spinal cord stimulation doesn’t treat the cause of your pain but is only useful as a pain management device, and the amount of pain relief it can give you varies from patient to patient. 

Am I a good candidate for spinal cord stimulation?

Spinal cord stimulation can help reduce chronic pain caused by: 

Diseases

Ongoing pain caused by degenerative diseases like arthritis can be reduced with spinal cord stimulation. 

Radiculopathy

Radiculopathy, or pinched nerves, can result in pain, weakness, or difficulty controlling certain muscles. Spinal cord stimulation can help provide pain relief from sciatica or other compressed nerves. 

Post-laminectomy syndrome

Also known as failed back surgery syndrome, post-laminectomy syndrome refers to back pain of an unknown origin that often develops after back surgery. Spinal cord stimulation can help reduce pain without the need for yet another surgery.

Complex regional pain syndrome 

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a type of chronic pain that typically develops in your extremities after injury, surgery, or a heart attack. A spinal cord stimulation device can diminish pain in your legs.

If you experience chronic pain and other pain management treatments, including surgery, don’t work for you, you’re a candidate for spinal cord stimulation. 

How long does it take to implant a spinal cord stimulation device and what is the recovery time?

The surgery to place a spinal cord stimulation device takes between one and two hours. Most patients can return home on the same day after their procedure. Before you leave, you’ll receive written instructions to follow when using your new spinal cord stimulation device.

What are the benefits of spinal cord stimulation?

A spinal cord stimulation device can help relieve pain that doesn’t respond to other pain management treatments. In addition to helping manage your pain, the device improves your ability to perform everyday activities without being held back by severe pain. 

You can control the strength and duration of each stimulation with a remote control, which gives you the power to manage your own treatment and take control of your pain, rather than letting it control you.

To learn more about how these devices can help you manage your chronic pain issues, call the office, or use the online booking tool to make an appointment today.