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Spinal Cord Stimulator Therapy

Spinal Cord Stimulator Therapy In Chicago

Revolutionary Chronic Pain Management

If you’re among the more than 20 million Americans who regularly experience neuropathic pain, consider spinal cord stimulation. Spinal cord stimulation eases neuropathic pain by delivering tiny electrical pulses to an injured area of your body. At Pinnacle Pain Management, pain management expert Neeraj Jain, MD, uses spinal cord stimulation in Chicago to treat a variety of common problems, including sciatica, diabetic neuropathy, and post-surgical pain. 

Call the office at (630) 793-0104 to schedule your appointment or book a consultation online today. Discover the benefits of spinal cord stimulator therapy in Chicago. 

Understanding Spinal Cord Stimulation and Its Impact

People suffering from neuropathic pain can get significant relief through spinal cord stimulator therapy. When an injury to the nervous system occurs, it can result in sensations of burning or as if being shocked by a live wire. A spinal cord stimulator is a mechanism designed to stimulate the spinal cord and nerves. Positioned just outside the spinal cord, the thin wire sends minute electrical pulses into the treated area.

A spinal cord stimulator is also highly effective for people who suffer chronic pain in the lower back and extremities, as well as the following:

  • Leg or back pain following a surgical procedure
  • The treatment of pain related to shingles
  • Sciatica
  • Neck or arm pain relief following cervical spine surgery
  • Nerve pain associated with diabetes
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome)

Top Advantages of Choosing Spinal Cord Stimulator Therapy

Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) therapy offers several benefits for individuals experiencing chronic pain:

  • Pain Relief: SCS provides effective pain relief by interrupting pain signals traveling to the brain, offering a non-pharmaceutical approach for managing chronic pain.
  • Reduced Medication Dependency: SCS can potentially reduce the need for pain medications, minimizing the risk of side effects and dependency.
  • Improved Functionality: By alleviating pain, SCS therapy enhances patients' ability to engage in daily activities and improves overall functional capacity.
  • Customizable Relief: The device allows for adjustments to match individual pain patterns, providing personalized and targeted relief.
  • Minimally Invasive: The implantation procedure is minimally invasive, reducing recovery time and complications compared to some surgical interventions.
  • Enhanced Quality of Life: SCS therapy can significantly improve the quality of life for individuals with chronic pain, allowing for increased mobility, better sleep, and overall well-being.
  • Versatility: SCS is adaptable and can be used to address various conditions, including failed back surgery syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neuropathic pain.

It's important for individuals considering SCS therapy to consult with our Chicago pain management specialists to determine if this intervention is suitable for their specific condition and needs.

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    “I’ve been going to Pinnacle Pain for over ten years and I’ve been very happy with the outcome.”
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    - Sierra

What to Expect During the Spinal Cord Stimulator Procedure

During the procedure, a trial placement will be done by inserting one or two fine, pliable leads into the epidural space that runs beside the spine. Once this is done, Dr Neeraj Jain, M.D., will connect the leads to an external generator. The stimulator creates small pulses, generating a more pleasurable sensation than the pain generally felt during normal movement. The placement of the trial leads will take about thirty to forty-five minutes.

You will try out the trial stimulator for approximately three to five days. During this time, you will have complete control regarding the stimulator’s strength, including the choice to turn it off as you see fit. This will give you ample time to decide if the spinal cord stimulator reduces your neuropathic pain. Should you decide the spinal cord simulator successfully reduces pain, and you are comfortable working with the device, you can choose to have the procedure that permanently installs the stimulator. Generally, the spinal cord stimulator will be implanted in your back.

The Enduring Effect of a Spinal Cord Stimulator

A spinal cord stimulator is a long-term resolution for neuropathic pain management. Stimulators have successfully and dramatically decreased pain, allowing patients to perform activities that would have caused agony prior to being fitted with one. While a spinal cord stimulator is referred to as a permanent answer to neuropathic pain, the device can be removed at any time in accordance with the patient’s wishes.

Keep in mind, however, that the device’s effectiveness may vary from person to person. That is why a trial period is undertaken prior to the decision to have a spinal cord stimulator more permanently implanted.

Call Pinnacle Pain Management Today

In addition to the fields of psychology, physical therapy, and chiropractics, we integrate alternative therapies such as acupuncture, mindfulness techniques, and nutrition counseling into our multi-disciplinary approach to pain management. Addressing the holistic needs of our patients, we prioritize mental well-being alongside physical health, fostering peace of mind, offering encouragement, and instilling hope throughout the pain management journey. Our customized plans ensure that each individual receives comprehensive care tailored to their specific needs and circumstances. 

To learn more about the benefits of our Chicago spinal cord stimulation treatment, schedule an appointment at Pinnacle Pain Management by calling (630) 793-0104 or booking online today.

Insurances We Accept

We will treat patients suffering from personal injury and workers' compensation claims under liens and letters of protection.
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Anthem INC
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Health Care
  • Medicare
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  • Double-Board-Certified
    Both of our Providers are Double-Board-Certified in Pain Management and Anesthesia.
  • Trusted Leader
    Dr. Jain's experience includes serving as Medical Director of Pain Management at Hinsdale Hospital for nearly a decade.
  • Top Doctor
    Dr. Jain, in his time with Pinnacle Pain Management, was named a Top 5 Pain Specialist in Chicago by Chicago Magazine.
  • Newest Treatments
    Pinnacle offers the newest and trusted pain management services and treatments, such as Intracept and VIA disc.

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