A spinal stimulator is a small device, rather like a pacemaker, that is implanted between the spinal cord and the vertebrae. Its purpose is to relieve pain by sending low levels of electricity directly into the spinal cord. At Reno Tahoe Pain Associates, located in Reno NV, Dr. Ali Nairizi provides full pain management services including spinal cord stimulators.
How You Can Benefit from a Spinal Stimulator
A spinal cord stimulator is used as a pain treatment after more conservative, non-surgical treatments between the spinal cord and the vertebrae have been unsuccessful. The devices require two surgical procedures: the trial to test the device, and the actual implantation. As well as reducing pain, spinal cord stimulation can reduce the need for analgesic medications and improve the quality of sleep. The doctors at Reno Tahoe Pain Associates will be able to screen you to see if you are a suitable candidate for a spinal stimulator.
What Types of Pain Can a Spinal Cord Stimulator Reno Treat?
This type of therapy is used to ease the pain of:
- Failed back surgery syndrome
- Chronic back pain
- Chronic neck pain
- Refractory angina
- Peripheral neuropathy (pain from nerve death in the legs)
- Arachnoiditis (inflammation of the spinal nerves)
This list is not comprehensive and spinal cord stimulators Reno are increasingly being used for different kinds of painful health conditions. If your doctor thinks you are a suitable candidate for spinal cord stimulation therapy, he will arrange a trial period so see if and how well the device eases your pain.
If you would like to find out more about spinal cord stimulation, call Reno Tahoe Pain Associates at (775) 384-1127 to request an appointment. Dr. Ali Nairizi will be happy to discuss your spinal cord stimulation options and begin your screening process at his Reno NV office.