Did you know that 10% to 40% of people who undergo spinal surgery still have residual symptoms like chronic pain and numbness in their back or legs? This phenomenon, known as failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), can be frustrating for people who undergo surgery, only to feel the same or sometimes worse than they did before.
At Integrated Pain Solutions, we use minimally invasive treatments for pain, including nerve block injections and spinal cord stimulator (SCS) implants. These outpatient procedures have a much shorter recovery time than spinal surgery and have proven to be more effective at alleviating chronic back pain.
A nerve block injection may contain a combination of pain-relieving medications like steroids, anesthetics, and analgesics that are injected into a nerve or nerve root that’s causing pain. For optimal results, people may need more than one injection (either during a single appointment or at regularly scheduled appointments), depending on their pain levels.
Spinal cord stimulators are small devices implanted near the spine in the lower back area. These devices emit electrical pulses that disrupt pain signals sent via the nervous system to the brain. The SCS has a remote control patients can use to adjust the intensity of the electrical pulses.
Our team has decades of experience providing spinal nerve block and spinal cord stimulator services. These innovative procedures take about an hour or less, and patients are usually able to return to normal, light activity in a week or two.
Our minimally invasive approach to pain management has helped many people gain control of their symptoms. Complete the form below, or call today to schedule your consultation: (614) 383-6450.