Spinal Cord Stimulators and Pain Pumps

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Spinal Cord Stimulators and pain Pumps

The physicians at Segura Neuroscience & Pain Center specialize in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions for the chronic pain patient.

The chronic pain treatment options provided at Segura Neuroscience & Pain Center are focused to relieve pain by addressing the fundamental cause. Because our doctors work directly with patients, they can develop a personalized, adjustable treatment plan that's ideal for each patient.

Candidates for spinal cord stimulators and pain pumps include patients who suffer from chronic pain which has not responded to more conservative treatments. Before being considered for spinal cord stimulation or a pain pump, the patient should meet the following qualifications:

  • Surgical correction of the pain source is not an option or would likely not succeed
  • Pain is not caused by a malignancy
  • Pain is not caused by a major psychiatric disorders, such as somatization

Once determined a candidate for spinal cord stimulators and pain pumps, our doctors may choose to first test the device for a short trial period. The trial device can help determine if the implanted device successfully relieves the patient’s pain.


Spinal Cord Stimulators

Spinal cord stimulators are small devices, similar to a pacemaker, that use electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain. The device masks pain signals before they reach the brain.
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Intrathecal Pain Pumps

An intrathecal pump delivers medication directly to the source of the patient's pain. A small pump, about the size of a hockey puck, is implanted under the skin. Pain receptors in the vicinity of the spinal cord are able to interrupt pain signals before they can reach the brain. As a result, the patient’s perception of pain is mitigated. Intrathecal pain pump implants have proven effective in treating chronic pain.
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Our patients receive a thorough evaluation and diagnostic testing to give our doctors a clear picture of the nature and extent of the pain-causing condition. Once a patient is diagnosed, our doctors and staff will be able to develop and deliver a treatment plan. Our goal is to provide chronic pain treatments that can provide the patient a future as free of pain as possible.
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