At least 50 million adults in the United States experience the daily challenges of chronic pain from debilitating joint, muscle, and nerve disorders. Chronic pain affects your mobility and overall physical health. It also increases your anxiety, depression, and social isolation risks.
The team at Colorado Clinic in Colorado Springs and Greeley, Colorado, is well-known for successfully managing chronic pain so that you can get on with the rest of your life.
Their customized treatment plans are based on a thorough evaluation and accurate diagnosis of what’s causing your symptoms.
Read why Colorado Clinic’s pain management team often favors neuromodulation to address chronic pain.
Neuromodulation uses advanced technology to alter (modulate) nerve activity, offering relief from chronic neuropathic pain by disrupting signals that travel along sensory nerves. Neuromodulation can also stimulate a desired nerve response.
For example, a cochlear implant uses neuromodulation to deliver external noise directly to the auditory nerve, which transmits sounds to the brain that it interprets as words, music, etc. This action restores hearing by bypassing damaged cells related to sensorineural hearing loss.
Spinal cord stimulators, frequently recommended for chronic back pain, are another example of neuromodulation. Physicians may also prescribe neuromodulation for:
Your Colorado Clinic specialist may recommend neuromodulation for chronic pain as part of a comprehensive treatment strategy when other therapies fail to relieve your symptoms adequately.
The sensation of pain travels to and from your brain along sensory nerves. So you won't feel discomfort if your brain doesn’t receive a pain message.
Neuromodulation devices, such as spinal cord stimulators, include tiny thread-like electrodes that pass signals from an implanted pulse generator to the targeted nerve(s). These mild electrical impulses block pain signals traveling to and from the brain.
First, you wear the pulse generator externally for 1-2 weeks to ensure it provides the desired pain relief. If so, your provider implants the small device just under the skin.
The simulator is programmable, and signals are altered to fit your pain requirements. For instance, you may choose to turn off the device overnight or when you’re resting.
Along with significant long-term pain relief, the benefits of neuromodulation include:
Schedule an evaluation at Colorado Clinic today to learn more about chronic pain management with neuromodulation. Call the nearest office or request an appointment online.