Back pain is a common problem for many people. In fact, back pain affects 80% of Americans at some point in their lives. The good news is that there are treatments available to help manage chronic back pain and increase your quality of life. Neurostimulators have been used by the medical community for decades to treat chronic back pain caused by nerve damage or injury from conditions like spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, etc. By stimulating specific nerves in your body with mild electrical pulses you can reduce the perception of acute and chronic lower extremity pain. It’s important to note that neurostimulation devices aren’t intended for use on muscles or joints; they’re only designed to stimulate peripheral nerves below the waistline. This minimizes risks associated with surgical implantation while maximizing potential benefits.
Want to learn more about neurostimulator implantation and how it could help your chronic pain? Contact William Capicotto MD today at (716) 881-0382.