Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal Cord Stimulation in Torrance, Southbay, Westside

Spinal cord stimulation uses low voltage stimulation of the spinal nerves to block the sensation of pain, helping to better manage your pain and decrease use of pain medication. It may be an option if you have chronic leg or arm pain, and have not found relief through traditional methods. Spinal cord stimulation is recommended when all conservative measures to alleviate pain have been tried and proven ineffective.

Spinal Cord Stimulation Procedure

With spinal cord stimulation, a small battery-powered generator is surgery implanted under the skin to transmit an electrical current or a tingling sensation to the nerve fibers of the spinal cord, interrupting pain signals. Pain is reduced due to the electrical current interrupting the pain signal from reaching your brain. This procedure has been proven effective, allowing people with pain to lead a more active lifestyle.

At Pacific Pain & Wellness Group, Spinal Cord Stimulation implantation is performed by pain specialist Dr. Kartik Ananth.

Right Candidate for Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulator is recommended for pain patients when:

  • Conservative therapies have tried and proven ineffective
  • Your source of pain has been diagnosed and confirmed
  • Surgery is not going to be beneficial
  • You are not dependent on pain medicines
  • You have no medical condition that would prevent you from having an implant
  • Your trial stimulation has been successful

Conditions Treated with Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulator treats chronic pain from:

  • Sciatica or chronic leg or arm pain caused by arthritis, spinal stenosis or nerve damage
  • Failed back surgery syndrome
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Painful inflammation and scarring of the protective layers of the spinal nerves (arachnoiditis)
  • You have no medical condition that would prevent you from having an implant
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Peripheral vascular disease



Schedule a Consultation

If you are suffering from chronic leg or arm pain, and live in the Torrance, Southbay, Westside, or Los Angeles, we can help with Spinal Cord Stimulation.

Call (424) 625-6600 for an Appointment