Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) is an intervention for chronic back and/or leg pain that can be an effective alternative treatment for patients that have failed other therapies including injections and/or back surgery to manage their pain. An implanted spinal cord stimulator delivers small electrical signals through a lead implanted in the epidural space. This interrupts the pain signals that travel between your spinal cord and your brain. Instead of pain, patients should feel up to 50% or more relief.
Before a SCS is permanently implanted, a trial placement is performed first. The trial last for 72 hours to ensure adequate pain relief is obtained of 70% or greater. Once the trial is successful then a SCS is permanently implanted. The battery can last up to 10 years and simply replaced with another one at the conclusion of ten years. The patient able to enjoy an improve quality of life with an implant.
Sedation is provided for patient comfort. For the procedure to be as safe as possible, an x-ray technique known as fluoroscopy is used to position the needle accurately.
“The office people are great and my current provider is an excellent healthcare giver. It only took 45 mins from walking in the door and checking out at the end of the appointment. I recommend this healthcare facility.”
“Compassionate and understanding medical dr that understands my pain. Front desk and staff are very nice. The radio frequency ablation on my neck and back have improved my pain and range of motion.”
“I have al ot of problems. I have had neck fusion and SI joint fusion and now have a disc put in lower back. Now planter fastic in foot and nuro told me couple of weeks ago I have fibromyalgia and said they know that I’m in alot of pain and to go to pain management i
I found APS and f I didn’t have this kind of place I don’t know what I would do.
I have been taking pain meds since 2004 but right now it’s at the point I think I have so much pain that the meds only last 2-3 hrs but I love the people the work with you and the treatment I’ve gotten.”
“Great staff Michael Gilmore is good and Jennifer Stacey is an awesome Apn and she is really smart and professional every visit”
“Doctor was really nice and all the people in the office were nice.
“The front staff was terrific, friendly, and very prompt with their check in procedures and my wait time was amazingly short!!! The initial nurse was so efficient & professional as well as very nice. My provider is Samantha who REALLY IMPRESSED me with her knowledge and her thorough coverage and knowledge of my extensive medical records upon seeing me. She (Samantha is quite amazing) and I truly felt she recognized my issues and grasped the severity of my situation and orthopedic mobility issues”
“They are all very efficient and professional at APS. I am looking for relief from my pain but cannot take opioids for my job. I appreciate that they don’t try to push opioids on me.”
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