The Pain Pathway

Pain messages travel over nerve pathways to the spine. The spine carries the messages to the brain. Constant pain messages can cause long-term pain that is hard to treat. 

Spinal Cord Stimulation

It is one treatment to help alleviate chronic pain. A small electric power source sends signals to your spinal cord. These signals keep the chronic pain messages from being sent to the brain. Instead, you may feel tingling from the electrical signals. 

Spinal Cord Stimulator

Relieving Chronic Pain

If chronic pain restricts your life, you may have tried many ways to find relief. The spinal cord stimulator signals can help block the pain by replacing it with a more pleasant feeling. 

Spinal Placement Procedures

Stimulator placement is done in (2) stages. A trial (test) stage is done to see how well spinal cord stimulation works for you. You go home with the Trial lead in place for 3-5 days and try it out. If the trial stage is a success, the permanent stimulator system is put into place. 

After the Procedures

Both the Trial and the Spinal Cord Stimulator implant are out patient procedures. The implant site will be sore for a few days. The leads need some time to become fixed so they don't move around. Be certain to ask Dr. Khan about what activites you should avoid for the next month or so. 

Helpful Links

Learn more about spinal cord stimulators at Texas Interventional Pain Care. Call us at 972-952-0290 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form.

The Right Treatment

Interventional pain specialist Arif B. Khan, MD, offers lasting solutions for several pain conditions. He has helped people of all ages in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area of TX. His treatment recommendations always start with conservative interventions such as activity modification, therapeutic exercise or physical therapy.

I'm very pleased with the Medtronic Neurostimulator I received on the advice of Dr Khan. - Bridget.E

Arif B. Khan, MD, is the medical director of Texas Interventional Pain Care, an interventional pain center specializing in the treatment of many painful conditions, and located at 2201 N. Central Express Way, Suite 171, Richardson, TX 75080; 222 South Collins Road Suite 101, Sunnyvale, TX 75182. Phone: 972-952-0290 or fax 972-952-0293.