A spinal cord stimulator implant is a procedure in which a small device that stimulates the spinal cord and spinal nerves through tiny electrical impulses via a small electrical wire placed behind and outside the spinal cord in the epidural space is implanted under the skin using minimally invasive techniques. This device is controlled by a small wireless generator.
Advantages of our spinal cord stimulator implant
At the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, we are committed to offering the safest and most effective procedures available, which is why we are continually looking to advance treatment options.
A minimally invasive spinal cord stimulator implant is accompanied by a host of advantages over traditional more invasive procedures, including:
- Shorter recovery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Small incision
- Reduced risk of infection
- Fewer complications
- Minimal blood loss
What is the spinal cord stimulator implant?
Our minimally invasive spinal cord stimulator implant is able to offer patients relief from some of the most common conditions and their associated symptoms. The surgeon begins the procedure utilizing a small incision. Once the area of the procedure is located, the surgeon will begin the implant. The stimulation device is implanted through the epidural space.
Common spine conditions treated by the spinal cord stimulator implant:
- Chronic leg pain
- Chronic lower back pain
- Failed back surgery syndrome
Common symptoms relieved by our spinal cord stimulator implant
Our spinal cord stimulator implant is able to treat a number of the most common and debilitating symptoms associated with the conditions above. These include:
- Radiating pain
- Localized pain
Dr. Bryce Benbow has either authored or reviewed and approved this content.