Spinal cord stimulation therapy is performed to manage chronic pain. Spinal cord stimulation can prevent pain signals from reaching the brain by sending electrical pulses to nerves throughout the spinal cord. Spinal cord stimulation is a safe, effective, and reversible pain management treatment option. At Kern Neurosurgical Institute, we offer the leading spinal cord stimulation treatment for patients. Our pain management specialists utilize state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques to perform all treatments.
Patients will be asked to remain at the surgical center to monitor their progress following the procedure. The doctor will adjust and program the spinal cord stimulator for the patient.The pain management specialist will spend time educating the patient on the external controller following the treatment. Patients can return to light activities within three weeks of the procedure. Full recovery typically takes around six to eight weeks.