Ideally, back pain can be treated at the root, and Dr. Nikesh Seth specializes in a number of alternative therapies specifically for back and neck pain. However, many clients come to Integrated Pain Consultants after failed back therapy or with a condition that isn’t treatable. When the cause of the back pain cannot be addressed, it’s essential to consider safe and long-term solutions to back pain.
Pain in the back, especially the lumbar spine, is one of the most common complaints around the globe. It can lead to missing out on hobbies, work, and can even be immobilizing. The spinal column is a hub of the nervous system and a large, complicated machine. It bears the brunt of much of your physical, emotional, and mental stress—and it only makes sense that it can malfunction due to age, wear and tear, or an injury.
If back surgery isn’t an option, has failed, or you are looking for a non-invasive and safe solution, spinal cord stimulation may be for you. It operates on Bluetooth technology but is surprisingly more straightforward than it sounds. The nerves and brain are always talking to each other, and pain occurs because certain nerves are telling your brain that there’s a problem. This is important because you need to know when there’s an issue or injury. But what if you’re already well aware of the problem and nothing can be done?
Spinal cord stimulation blocks these signals and takes your body out of emergency mode. The cause of the pain is still there, but the pain can be significantly diminished or disappear altogether. After all, there’s no reason to continue to be in pain if you’re already aware of the issue and have done everything you can. If the injury requires regular monitoring by a doctor, you and your medical team already know about the issue, and there’s no reason for a constant, painful reminder.
Pain is the body’s way of telling you there’s something wrong. However, it can sometimes get a little overly aggressive with the messaging. If you’re ready to put a permanent end to back pain, contact Integrated Pain Consultants to learn more about spinal cord stimulation.