Chronic pain impacts every part of your life, and medications are often not the answer. One newer technology that is helping many patients is a spinal cord stimulator. What is Spinal Cord Stimulation? Spinal cord stimulation involves implanting a small device. The device has two parts; thin wires that are inserted into the epidural space, between the spinal cord and the surrounding vertebrae, and a battery pack implanted near the buttocks … [Read more...] about How Does Spinal Cord Stimulation Help Chronic Pain?
treating chronic pain
There is an ever-growing variety of treatments for those suffering from chronic pain. There is the option of general medicine - oral and topical therapies - that can be used to reduce pain and inflammation. Your doctor may suggest non-medication pain relievers or even use alternative methods like acupuncture. Occasionally, physicians will use interventional techniques that involve outpatient procedures or injections of various levels to … [Read more...] about Common Treatment Options for Chronic Pain