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Growing Interest in Spinal Cord Stimulation to Treat Chronic Pain

People whose back or neck pain has not been relieved by back surgery or other treatments may have another option to consider: spinal cord stimulation.

Dr. Neel Mehta, Director of the Pain Medicine Center at Weill Cornell, writes about the treatment in an article for Spine-health.com. 

Approved by the FDA in 1989 to relieve pain from some types of nerve damage, spinal cord stimulation is gaining renewed interest as part of a nationwide effort to reduce reliance on opioid pain medications, writes Dr. Mehta. The therapy delivers a mild electrical pulse to interfere with pain messages reaching the brain, via a small implant near the spine.

Read the full article outlining how spinal cord stimulation works and who is likely to benefit from it at Spine-health.com. 

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