Spinal Cord Stimulation in San Antonio, TX

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What is Spinal Cord Stimulation?

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) works by delivering slight electric currents in order to diminish pain in the spinal cord. The currents alter the activity of nerves to stop signals of pain from making it to the brain. As a great alternative to a more in-depth surgical spinal procedure, spinal cord stimulation can provide you with much-needed relief for back pain that may be caused for a number of reasons. At Tricity Pain Associates, our team of pain management specialists offers this innovative procedure to allow you to live more comfortably or even when other treatments may have been unsuccessful. Contact our innovative San Antonio, TX facility to learn more and to schedule an initial consultation about SCS treatment in San Antonio, TX with one of our experienced physicians.

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Spinal cord stimulation FAQ

Does spinal cord stimulation in San Antonio, TX hurt?
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) treatment is meant to decrease your existing pain instead of taking prescription medication medications that may not be working. A spinal stimulator device sends electrical impulses to the spine that distracts the brain from recognizing pain signals. Your body's perception of pain will change, enabling you to live a life free of chronic pain.

How long will it take to recover from SCS treatment?
When you undergo SCS treatment in San Antonio, TX, you are generally traveling down a road of an eight-week recovery time. However, the eight weeks will be worth it once you experience a pain-free lifestyle, once again. For more information on the full recovery process, contact our SCS treatment professionals in San Antonio, TX.

Are there things to avoid once a spinal stimulator is active?
When you get a spinal cord stimulator you are having a device implanted to decrease your pain. You will learn to live full time with this device and work up to a fully active lifestyle. Talk to our professional team so that we can craft a personalized plan that will allow you to live the life you deserve without pain.

Will insurance pay for spinal cord stimulation?
Our team will work with your insurance company to calculate any out-of-pocket costs you may have for your SCS treatment in San Antonio, TX. After we contact your insurance company, we will have an accurate assessment of the costs required. If you don't have insurance, we'll discuss the financial options available to you so that you are still able to get out of a world of pain.

Spinal stimulator treatment to ease chronic pain

Prior to the spinal stimulator implant placement, a short trial period will be conducted to determine the appropriate stimulator device for your condition. During the surgery to place the implant, you will lie down on your stomach as a live x-ray is used to guide the SCS device to the area of implantation. The lead wire of the device is implanted through a small incision along the spine, and a secondary incision will be made in the lower back area to put the generator in place. The wire will then be connected to the generator before the device is tested thoroughly and the incisions are closed with sutures.

To learn more about spinal cord stimulation, contact Tricity Pain Associates in San Antonio, TX to schedule an initial consultation about spinal cord stimulation in San Antonio, TX at our facility.

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