Can Neuromodulation Relieve Chronic Back Pain?

ABC News recently reported on spinal cord stimulation, also known as Neuromodulation.  The report featured a patient in her late thirties who had been dealing with chronic back pain for several years.  She turned to a clinical trial in spinal cord stimulation after other pain management treatments had been less than effective.  Now the patient feels she’s gotten her life back.

Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) is a procedure where small implanted device delivers a mild electrical current that regulates nerve signals from the spine.  It’s been described by patients as a “Pacemaker for your back”, where it prevents pain signals from certain nerves getting to the brain, and in turn, being felt by the patient.

From the article:

…With doctors moving away from the use of painkillers, newer, technically improved devices are in demand for patients suffering from chronic back pain.

“I think spinal cord stimulation is an excellent option, especially for people who have failed all other therapy,” said Dr. Nader Pouratian, director of neuromodulation and associate professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Premier Pain offers several spinal cord stimulation treatment options for pain management.  Similar to the patient in the ABC News story, Premier Pain also offers neuromodulation clinical trials for no expense to the patient.  For more information on neuromodulation or to see if you’re a candidate for Premier Pain’s clinical trials, please call (732) 380-0200.

You can read the entire ABC News article by clicking here.