HF10 Spinal Cord Stimulation
Back Pain Management 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 treatments.
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 pain medication.
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.