October 4, 2016
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.