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Spinal Cord Stimulation Specialist

Centennial Medical Group -  - Interventional Pain Management

Centennial Medical Group

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Las Vegas, NV

The pain from a herniated disc can be intense and for some people, untreatable with pain relievers and other therapies. At Centennial Medical Group, with offices on Decatur Boulevard and Flamingo Road in Las Vegas, Nevada, the experienced medical team offers spinal cord stimulation, an advanced treatment that can help you find long-term pain relief from herniated discs, spine injuries, and other chronic pain conditions. To find out if you’re a candidate for spinal cord stimulation, call the Centennial Medical Group office nearest you today or book a consultation online.

Spinal Cord Stimulation Q & A

What is spinal cord stimulation?

Spinal cord stimulation is a treatment option for chronic pain that isn’t treatable with medications or other nonsurgical treatments.

An implantable stimulator delivers low currents of electricity into your spine to interrupt pain signals from traveling to your brain. You can control the electrical currents whenever pain is present, and stimulation provides long-lasting pain relief.

When should I consider spinal cord stimulation?

You might be a candidate for spinal cord stimulation if you have chronic pain from an underlying condition that you can’t manage with medications or other therapies.

The team at Centennial Medical Group can determine if spinal cord stimulation is a treatment option for you after a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation. They may consider you for a stimulator if you have conditions like:

  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Failed back surgery
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Complex regional pain syndrome

Spinal cord stimulation may also be a treatment option for nerve-related pain conditions like diabetic neuropathy.

What is involved in spinal cord stimulation?

Before they implant the stimulator device into your back, you will undergo a trial period. As part of your trial, the team at Centennial Medical Group will temporarily attach lead wires into your spine during a minimally invasive surgery. They connect the wires to a generator that you wear on a belt during your trial.

You control the stimulator with a remote whenever you feel pain. The generator will send electrical currents through the lead wires to disrupt pain signals traveling from your spine to your brain.

The stimulator trial period usually lasts about a week. If you experience a 50% or greater reduction in your pain, the team can implant the stimulator during outpatient surgery. If at any time you no longer want the stimulator or the treatment stops working, the team can remove the generator and lead wires.

While you can go home soon after your implantation surgery, you will need several weeks of downtime to recover. Typically, you can expect to return to work in 1-2 weeks and your incisions should heal within 3-4 weeks.

To find out if you’re a candidate for spinal cord stimulation, call the office of Centennial Medical Group nearest you today or book a consultation online.