Spinal Cord Stimulation for Pain Management

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a medical treatment that involves the use of a device to deliver low-voltage electrical pulses to the spinal cord. The goal of SCS is to reduce pain and improve quality of life for people who have chronic pain that has not responded to other treatment options. 

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Now Offering Spinal Cord Stimulator Trials

Don’t let chronic pain hold you back any longer! Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers is now offering Spinal Cord Stimulator trials for individuals suffering from conditions such as Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. This innovative treatment could be your path to reclaiming a life with less pain.

The best part? These trials are covered by Medicare! So there’s no reason to hesitate. Our dedicated team is ready to guide you through each step of the process, ensuring you’re comfortable and well-informed. Take control of your health today. Contact Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers to schedule your consultation and find out if you’re a candidate for Spinal Cord Stimulator trials. Your journey towards a life with reduced pain could start today!

Spinal Cord Stimulation Treated Conditions

  • Back pain – Back pain (lower, middle, and upper) is a common condition affecting many people worldwide. An injury or strain to the muscles, ligaments or damaged discs are usually causes of discomfort and pain in this area. 
  •  Post-surgical pain – Post-surgical pain can occur after a surgery caused by trauma to nerves and tissue during the surgery, complications with the healing process, or the use of certain medications.  
  • Heart pain (angina) – Angina is a type of chest pain that occurs when the blood flow to the heart muscle is reduced. It is usually caused by a blockage in the coronary arteries, which are the blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to the heart. 
  • Injuries to the spinal cord – There are a variety of ways in which the spine can become injured. These include, but are not limited to: trauma and injury, poor posture, overexertion, degenerative conditions, and infections and diseases. 
  • Nerve-related pain – Nerve-related pain is characterized by pain that originates from an injury or nerve damage with symptoms including burning, sharp, shooting, or stabbing sensations.  
  • Peripheral vascular disease – Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a condition that affects the blood vessels outside of the heart and brain. It is characterized by a narrowing or blockage of the blood vessels, which can reduce blood flow to the limbs and other organs. 
  • Complex regional pain syndrome – Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that affects the arms, legs, hands, or feet. It is characterized by severe, ongoing pain that is often disproportionate to the original injury or illness that caused it. CRPS is also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or causalgia. 
  • Pain after amputation – Postamputation pain can occur after the amputation of a limb or other body part. This pain can be the result of a variety of factors, including nerve damage sustained during the amputation, the development of scar tissue, or the brain’s continued attempts to send signals to the missing limb. 
  • Visceral abdominal pain and perineal pain – Visceral abdominal pain is felt in the abdomen and is caused by problems with the organs within the abdomen, such as the stomach, intestines, liver, or pancreas. Perineal pain is pain that is felt in the perineum, which is the area between the anus and the genitals. It is often caused by problems with the structures in this area, such as the prostate gland, the rectum, or the muscles and nerves of the pelvic floor. 

Why Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers?

Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers is the perfect choice for Spinal Cord stimulation. Our unique approach to treatment includes outpatient procedures that are both minimally invasive and highly effective. New Orleans’ Top-Rated Pain Management Specialists are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for your condition. 

Spinal Cord Stimulation FAQ

A spinal cord stimulator (SCS) works by delivering low-voltage electrical stimulation to the spinal cord and nearby nerve roots. The electrical stimulation interferes with the pain signals that are sent to the brain, which can help to reduce or eliminate the sensation of pain. 

Spinal cord stimulators are a relatively common treatment option for chronic pain, although they are not always the first line of treatment and may not be appropriate for all patients. They are typically used when other treatments, such as medications and physical therapy, have not been successful in relieving pain. 

Before a spinal cord stimulator is implanted, the patient will typically undergo an evaluation to determine whether this treatment option is appropriate. This may include a physical examination, medical history review, and imaging studies. The patient’s pain and any other symptoms will also be carefully evaluated. Once the healthcare provider has determined that a spinal cord stimulator is an appropriate treatment option, the patient may be asked to undergo a trial period during which the device is used on a temporary basis to determine its effectiveness. If the trial is successful, the patient may choose to have a permanent device implanted.