In this fifteen minute video, Dr. Wilson performs a spinal cord stimulator trial for a patient with severe back pain. The video documents the minimally invasive aspect of the procedure which is done in the office. The patient is awake and comfortable.
Piedmont Interventional Pain Care utilizes spinal cord stimulation to treat many who suffer from back and leg pain – and the outcome can be life changing. “Patients typically notice pain relief very quickly with spinal cord stimulation and are amazed at how much better they feel,” said Dr. Robert B. Wilson, II, Board Certified Pain Medicine Physician. “It’s so rewarding to know that offering this minimally invasive pain relief option to our patients can give them a new outlook on life – a more active and enjoyable life with less pain.”
Spinal Cord Stimulation, or SCS, may offer hope for many of the estimated 100 million people who suffer from chronic pain. SCS sends electrical impulses that trigger nerve fibers along the spinal cord, masking the pain message traveling to the brain. When this happens, the painful sensation is replaced with a soothing, tingling sensation. Even many people with failed back surgeries have had success with the SCS. It is most commonly used to treat low back and lower extremity pain. Thousands of patients with severe chronic painful conditions have received relief with spinal cord stimulation.