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Spine Center of Texas will be answering some commonly asked questions about Neuromodulation.

What types of conditions can nueromodulation treat?

People who suffer chronic pain, spasticity, movement disorders, epilepsy, ischaemia, spinal injury, and other specific psychiatric disorders can benefit from the neuromodulation approach. Spinal cord stimulation is the most common neuromodulation treatment for those who’ve underwent spinal decompression surgery, but still have recurrent or persistent neuropathic pain.

Can I undergo neuromodulation once I experience back pain? 

Neuromoduation is not a first treatment or a last resort. Other methods that can manage the symptoms effectively are considered first. Your doctor will recommend you to see other professionals before agreeing to performing the treatment in order to be certain that it is the best treatment for you.

What should I discuss with my doctor about neuromodulation? 

First, make sure to ask about simpler alternatives or solution to your back pain. As with any medical treatment, neuromodulation has its advantages and disadvantages. It’s best for you to be familiar with neuromodulation before undergoing the said procedure.

Are there any side effects?

As with any type of body implanting, general complications may arise. Always ask your doctor of any dangerous side effects before undergoing the treatment.

How long is the recovery? 

Your recovery will depend on various factors, such as the extent of pain and the patient’s current medical situation. Check with your doctor and your surgeon to find out how long it will be before you are able to return to you day-to-day life.

Is there a chance that my body will reject the implanted device? 

True rejections are extremely rare, because the devices used are made from materials that are well tolerated by the human body.

How long will the device need to be inside me? 

When your doctor suggests nueromodulation, your back pain is more likely a permanent decision. This approach is meant for long-term relief. It will stay inside for as long as you need it.

Don’t hesitate to contact Spine Center of Texas if you have more questions.

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