Learning about Spinal Cord Stimulator

Dr. Jose Mena, Interventional Spine Specialist with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, says normally spinal cord stimulation can be put anywhere throughout the spine, but for the most part it is for lower back conditions.

“Someone who might be suffering from chronic sciatica, or chronic pinched nerve in the back, that already has surgery and they still persist with pain is one of the most common indications for spinal cord stimulation as far as we don’t have any order cause that might be causing those symptoms”, he explains. He highlights the procedure is getting a needle in place and putting wires in the spine to send electricity or signal to the spinal cord.

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