High frequency spinal cord stimulation therapy by Nevro is an excellent treatment option for reducing back pain without surgery or drug therapy. For patients living in and around Gloucester, Danvers, and Newburyport, Massachusetts, and throughout Essex County, the Harvard trained experts at Pain Management Centers of New England serve as an invaluable resource for spinal treatments and pain management. Call the nearest office to learn more and schedule your consultation. Online booking is also available.
Spinal cord stimulation is a pain relief treatment that works by interrupting the transmission of pain signals to your brain. It’s a great treatment alternative for men and women who want to avoid surgery and prefer a nonpharmaceutical source of pain relief.
When you encounter painful stimuli, your nerves carry those pain signals to your brain. Your brain interprets those signals and responds by sending a new set of signals back along your neural pathways.
For example, if you step on a sharp object, your nerves instantaneously transmit pain signals to your brain. Your brain responds immediately, instructing your muscles to lift your foot and take the pressure off the source of pain.
Spinal cord stimulation therapy alters the transmission of pain signals, which reduces your ability to feel pain in the targeted area. Pain Management Centers of New England offers the industry’s most effective spinal cord stimulator, the Nevro HFX™.
Spinal cord stimulation therapy works by masking pain signals before they reach the brain. It requires multiple steps.
At Pain Management Centers of New England, a team member inserts a hollow needle into the portion of your spine where the pain signals originate. A series of wires (leads) are inserted through the needle into the epidural space between the bone tissue and the spinal cord.
The end of the wires extends through your skin into an external generator. The area where the wires emerge is covered with a bandage, and a belt holds the generator in place. The generator emits a low-frequency electrical current, masking pain signals.
If the system relieves your pain for a few days, you return to have a permanent version implanted under your skin — a handheld remote guides both the trial and permanent versions.
Spinal cord stimulation doesn’t alter the source of your pain; it changes how your body communicates pain signals to your brain, aiming for a 50-70% reduction in pain.
Nearly 90% of people treated with the Nevro HFX spinal cord stimulator experience improved independence and more active lives thanks to reduced pain.
For most men and women, less pain enables them to enjoy their lives more fully. It can also reduce dependence on drug therapy, a top priority for many.
To explore spinal cord stimulation in greater detail, call the nearest office to schedule or book a consultation online today.