HF10 Spinal Cord Stimulation
Back Pain Management and Care in Colorado
If you have been experiencing pain or discomfort for more than 6 months,
you may have a chronic pain problem. More than 100 million Americans struggle
with chronic pain, typically in the legs and back, and are physically
limited or disabled as a result.
Despite the prevalence of chronic pain and its powerful, negative effects,
individuals who experience chronic pain often have more questions than
answers in regards to the source of their discomfort and the treatments
available. Many people turn to opioid medications in efforts to remedy
the persistent pain of unresolved back problems, unintentionally putting
themselves at risk of developing more serious issues. Though effective
in the moment, regular opioid use tends to lead to addiction, dependence,
graduation to harder drugs, and, in many cases, death.
However, addictive pain medications are not the only alternative to a life
of discomfort. Many of our patients at
Colorado Clinic have experienced positive results in response to spinal cord stimulation
What is Spinal Cord Stimulation and How Does it Work?
Spinal cord stimulation therapies have been around for more than 30 years
and have provided fairly consistent, positive results for back pain patients.
Spinal cord stimulator implants are surgically implanted beneath the skin
in a brief, minimally-invasive, outpatient procedure. Once implanted,
an implant begins to emit electrical pulses to the spinal cord and hide
pain signals before they get to the brain. On average, these implants
tend to reduce patients’ overall back pain by upwards of 50%.
Spinal cord stimulator implants are permanent, battery-powered devices
that are designed to last and continue working efficiently for a few years,
though new batteries must be installed every 2-5 years.
What is HF10 Spinal Cord Stimulation?
HF10 spinal cord stimulation represents a significant improvement in spinal
cord stimulation technology. HF10 implants are designed to accomplish
the same task as other spinal cord stimulation devices by sending electrical
signals to the spinal cord and mask the pain signals being sent to the
brain, as a means of making back pain easier to cope with. It is also
minimally invasive and does not require major surgery or supplemental
HF10 differs from other spinal cord implants in that it provides relief
from pain in the back
and legs. According to a 2016 study, HF10 proved more effective than other
spinal cord stimulator implants and showed superior results in pain relief,
pain management, and improved functionality of patients’ back and legs.
It also creates small, imperceptible electrical emissions that mask or
interrupt pain signals being sent to the brain, whereas other spinal cord
stimulator implants create a tingling sensation in the spine in order
to divert patients’ attention away from the pain, which is not always
effective. HF10 implants also function in such a way that does not interfere
with recipients’ ability to drive, whereas other stimulators are
not FDA-approved for driving or operating machinery.
Another major benefit of HF10 spinal cord stimulator implants is that they
are covered by Medicare and most private health insurance companies, giving
more back pain sufferers access to helpful treatment and reducing the
likelihood of opioid use and addiction.
Who Qualifies for a Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant?
A spinal cord stimulator implant may be the right option for you if you
are suffering from any of the following:
- Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
- Peripheral Ischemic Pain
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Persistent back pain despite receiving a traditional spinal cord stimulator implant
If you are interested in receiving an HF10 spinal cord stimulator implant,
contact Colorado Clinic today. We are experts in pain management and are family with the latest and
greatest in back pain relief technology and therapy. Our compassionate
medical staff members are committed to helping you overcome pain with
personalized solutions and care that is tailored to your unique needs.
Make us your partners in pain management by calling (970) 355-3225 today.