A spinal cord stimulator trial is a treatment in which a specialized device that stimulates the spinal cord and spinal nerves by tiny electrical impulses via a small electrical wire placed behind and just outside the spinal cord in the epidural space is implanted under the skin using minimally invasive techniques. This device, during the trial period, is controlled and attached to a small generator that the patient carries.
Do I Need a Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial?
Living with chronic or severe pain can be debilitating. Our minimally invasive spinal cord stimulator trial is able to offer patients relief from some of the most common conditions and their associated symptoms.
Symptoms treated by the spinal cord stimulator trial may include:
- Back pain
- Radiating pain
If you are suffering from these or similar symptoms, you may benefit from undergoing a minimally invasive spinal cord stimulator trial at the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute.
Will a Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial Cure my Condition?
Spinal cord stimulator trials are used to treat the symptoms associated with some of the most common conditions. Though many patients are able to find relief from the trial, and ultimately receive a permanent implant, the spinal cord stimulator is not a “cure” for your condition. However, the spinal cord stimulator trial does assist many patients in obtaining the quality of live they deserve, pain-free.
Common conditions treated by the spinal cord stimulator trial include:
- Chronic leg pain
- Chronic lower back pain
- Failed back surgery syndrome
- Chronic regional pain syndrome
The Minimally Invasive Spine Institute Approach
Before ever recommending that our patients pursue surgery, we urge each patient to explore the conservative treatment options available to them. At the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute we cater each patient’s experience to their specific needs, exploring both conservative and surgical options together.
Dr. Bryce Benbow has either authored or reviewed and approved this content.