Nearly 65 million adults in the U.S. have reported their experience with back pain, making it the sixth most costly condition in the country. It can be a debilitating circumstance, affecting daily activities, monetary freedom, and sense of self. You’re not alone with this pain, and there is something to be done about it. Have you completed multiple rounds of physical therapy? Have you considered an epidural steroid injection, or are chiropractor bills draining your monthly budget?It’s time to think outside of the box.Consider a more permanent fix for back pain: a spinal cord stimulator. Keep reading to learn more about this surgical procedure and how it can benefit you!

Relieve Your Back Pain

We at CNY Brain and Spine Neurosurgery have seen plenty of back pain conditions. Luckily, we have a wide variety of back pain treatment options to help you conquer chronic pain. We want to help you feel like yourself again. You can treat spinal cord pain; you don’t have to live with it anymore. If you have experienced chronic back pain and have done multiple nonsurgical ​or surgical pain treatments to no avail, you’d be the perfect candidate for a spinal cord stimulator. Spinal cord stimulation can target multiple muscle groups in the spine and (remove) alter how the brain senses pain; providing relief.It is a surgical procedure that places a pacemaker-like battery pack in the lower back area, the ​electrodes are implanted between the spinal cord and vertebrae. You control electric impulses with a handheld remote, which replaces your sensation of pain with tingling—otherwise known as “paresthesia.” You can sleep peacefully at night and become less dependent on pain medications through this procedure. 

The Results of a Spinal Cord Stimulator

The long-term success rate of spinal cord stimulation surgery varies depending on the patient. The earlier you get the implant, the higher the chances of pain relief.The success rate ​is well over 80% ranges from 47 to 74 percent.(remove) The surgery is considered successful if the pain is reduced by at least half. If you get the spinal cord stimulator, we also suggest continuing the healthy exercises recommended by a physical therapist. Training is vital for the continued success rate of the stimulator.Dr. Qandah here at CNY performs these surgeries and has seen impressive results with their patients. We are pleased to deliver expert care to those who need it most, with seven locations around the Utica area. 

Don’t Give Up

It can be frustrating when you have done everything within your means to relieve the pain in your back. Please don’t give in to the chronic pain, no matter how you feel stuck with it. Solutions like spinal cord stimulation can give you your quality of life back.We urge you not to give up. We wish for a life without back pain for you and won’t give up until we’ve found you a solution. If you’re interested in a spinal cord stimulator, book a consultation with us today.