Chronic pain sets great limitations on many aspects of your life. Because your pain makes it difficult to perform your job, you may have filed for disability or early retirement, though you did not want to. Perhaps you can’t take part in activities that once brought you great joy, such as dancing with your partner or playing your favorite sport.
What Is neurostimulation?
Neurostimulation is a therapeutic, focused change in activity of your nervous system aided by the power of electricity. Neurostimulation works by altering pain signals as they travel to the brain.
What Types Of Devices Are Used In Neurostimulation?
For acute back pain, a spinal cord stimulator may be recommended. With peripheral nerve pain, a similar device that works the same way may be used. In both devices, pain signals traveling between your spinal cord, or your peripheral nerves, and your brain are disrupted. A neurostimulator sends electrical impulses that stop the pain signals. A handheld device either automatically adjusts settings to keep you comfortable or allow the patient to adjust when needed. For example, your pain might be worse when standing and walking or when you go to bed.
How Do I know If Neurostimulation Is Going To Work For Me?
A spinal cord stimulator or peripheral nerve stimulator can be tested to determine if it’s going to help you before the stimulator is surgically implanted. During this trial period, you’ll have a neurostimulator that sits outside your body near the offending nerve. The device is connected to lead electrodes on wires along the nerve. You have a handheld device that can regulate the intensity of the electrical pulses that interrupt the pain signals. This way, you can see whether the approach lessens your pain.
The team at Catalyst Chiropractic recognizes your predicament in dealing with chronic pain. Extended use of pain medications and opioids have harmful side effects and physical therapy can only help so much. Neurostimulation techniques can help to fight your chronic pain. Techniques have been shown to greatly reduce pain for extended periods of time. Scheduling your life around your pain or medication schedules can become a thing of the past!
For more information about neurostimulation therapy, give us a call today. Don’t live another second in pain! Find optimum wellness and healing. Call us today at (763) 205-3781 or use our online form to schedule an appointment. You can regain your quality of life!