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Spinal Cord Stim

Learn about Spinal Cord Stimulation and Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Stimulation and see if it is a treatment option right for your specific condition.

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See when a Spinal Cord Stimulator or Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Stimulator should be considered as a treatment option for your chronic pain.

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Spinal Cord Stimulators or Neurostimulators and Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Stimulators are approved and covered by most insurance carriers.

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About Spinal Cord Stimulation

For patients with chronic pain in their back and or limbs who have not found pain relief from other treatments, spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has become a standard treatment. Spinal cord stimulation helps mask pain by blocking pain signals before they reach the brain. Many patients report a 50 to 70% reduction in overall pain leading to the decrease of or stop taking of painkillers or other pain medications. Stimulation is delivered to the spinal cord via a small device implanted in the body. These devices are similar in function and appearance to cardiac pacemakers, except that the electrical pulses are sent to the spinal cord instead of the heart. These “pacemakers for pain” interrupt the pain signals’ pathways to the brain by delivering low intensity electrical pulses to trigger selective nerve fibers along the spinal cord with a different feeling described as a gentle massaging sensation or simply the absence of pain.


By using a sophisticated array of transmitters to emit electrical energy, one can control and even eliminate pain at the level of the spinal cord from any number of causes:

  • Centralized Pain
  • Claudication Pain of the Lower Extremities
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Diabetic Peripheral Polyneuropathy (DPPN)
  • Facial Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (Pain after surgery)
  • Intercostal Neuralgia
  • Low Back Pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neck Pain
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Pain after Spinal Cord Injury
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
  • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Sciatica
  • Shooting arm or leg pains
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

About Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Stimulation

DRG Stimulation refers to the stimulation of the Dorsal Root Ganglion which lies at the root of each spinal nerve. When an individual experiences pain the signals travel trough the dorsal root ganglion prior to entering the spine on the way to the brain. DRG stimulation works in much the same way as Spinal Cord Stimulation by delivering electrical impulses to disrupt pain signals. The difference with DRG is that DRG targets specific points on the spinal cord that transmit pain rather than a general area. This is accomplished by placing leads directly over the DRG for targeted pain relief.


The successes with DRG are astounding and are a huge improvement over the already immensely successful traditional spinal cord stimulation systems. Patients trialed with DRG stimulation have a greatly improved chance of success with much better pain relief.

  • Chronic Postsurgical Pain
  • Discogenic Pain Due To Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Foot Pain
  • Groin Pain After A Hernia Repair (postherniorrhaphy Neuralgia)
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Stenosis
  • Neuropathic Chest Wall Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain Due To Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-herpetic Neuralgia

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Chronic pain can dramatically impact your quality of life.

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