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Discover Neurostimulation / Neuroaugmentation at CFIPain for managing chronic pain unresponsive to other treatments. Significant pain reduction and improved quality of life.

Neurostimulation / Neuroaugmentation

Neurostimulation / Neuroaugmentation is an advanced treatment that utilizes electrical stimulators to manage chronic pain. This innovative approach is particularly effective for individuals whose chronic pain has not responded to other treatments. At CFIPain, we offer Neurostimulation / Neuroaugmentation to help our patients achieve significant pain reduction and an improved quality of life.

What is Neurostimulation / Neuroaugmentation?

Neurostimulation / Neuroaugmentation involves the implantation of a small device that delivers mild electrical impulses to the spinal cord or peripheral nerves. These impulses interfere with the transmission of pain signals to the brain, replacing the sensation of pain with a tingling or massage-like feeling known as paresthesia. This technique can significantly reduce chronic pain and enhance daily function.

How Does Neurostimulation / Neuroaugmentation Work?

The primary mechanism of Neurostimulation / Neuroaugmentation is the modulation of nerve activity through electrical impulses. The device, similar in size to a pacemaker, is implanted under the skin, typically in the lower back or abdomen. Thin wires (leads) are placed along the spinal cord or near the peripheral nerves, and the device sends electrical impulses through these leads. Patients can adjust the intensity and frequency of the impulses using a handheld remote control, allowing for personalized pain management.

Conditions Treated with Neurostimulation / Neuroaugmentation

Neurostimulation / Neuroaugmentation is used to treat a variety of chronic pain conditions, including:

• Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS): Persistent pain following spinal surgery that has not resolved with other treatments. Neurostimulation can provide relief when other methods have failed.

• Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): A chronic pain condition affecting a limb, often after an injury. Neurostimulation can help manage the severe pain and improve function.

• Chronic Back and Leg Pain: Persistent pain in the lower back and legs, often due to conditions such as sciatica or spinal stenosis. Neurostimulation can alleviate this pain by targeting the affected nerves.

• Peripheral Neuropathy: Nerve pain resulting from conditions like diabetes. Neurostimulation can help manage the widespread pain associated with neuropathy.

• Arachnoiditis: Inflammation of the arachnoid, one of the membranes surrounding the spinal cord. Neurostimulation can reduce the chronic pain caused by this condition.

Persistent pain in the lower back and legs

Benefits of Neurostimulation / Neuroaugmentation

There are several benefits to using Neurostimulation / Neuroaugmentation for pain management, including:

• Significant Pain Reduction: Many patients experience substantial pain reduction, which can improve daily function and quality of life.

• Personalized Pain Management: Patients can adjust the intensity and frequency of the electrical impulses using a handheld remote control, allowing them to tailor the treatment to their specific pain levels.

• Minimally Invasive: The implantation of the Neurostimulation device is a minimally invasive procedure, reducing the risks and recovery time associated with more invasive surgical treatments.

• Reversible Treatment: If patients do not achieve adequate pain relief, the Neurostimulation device can be removed or adjusted without permanent changes to the spine.

• Reduced Medication Dependence: By providing effective pain relief, Neurostimulation can reduce the need for oral pain medications, which often have undesirable side effects.

Many patients experience substantial pain reduction, which can improve daily function and quality of life.

Potential Risks and Side Effects

While Neurostimulation / Neuroaugmentation is generally safe, there are potential risks and side effects, including:

Infection at the implant site

Bleeding or swelling

Device malfunction or displacement

Allergic reaction to the implant materials

Temporary numbness or tingling at the stimulation site

Conclusion

Neurostimulation / Neuroaugmentation offers a valuable treatment option for individuals suffering from chronic pain unresponsive to other treatments. By modulating nerve activity through electrical impulses, this advanced technique provides significant pain reduction and an improved quality of life. If you are experiencing chronic pain that has not responded to other treatments, consult with our specialists at CFIPain to determine if Neurostimulation / Neuroaugmentation is the right treatment for you.

How to Get Started

Ready to take the first step towards a pain-free life? Call us today at 352-559-0354 or fill out our online form to schedule your appointment.

Our friendly staff is here to assist you with any questions and guide you through the process. Don’t wait—start your journey to better health today!