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Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial

How Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) Offers Relief for Low Back, Arm, and Leg Pain

At NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, we know that not all of our patients will find the relief they are looking for after undergoing physical therapy, injections, or receiving medications, etc. for their low back, arm, or leg pain. To help these types of patients, we offer spinal cord stimulation (SCS) trials.

What’s SCS?

SCS uses electrical impulses to help patients find relief from the chronic pain they feel in their lower backs, arms, or legs. Specifically, these electric pulses prevent the patient’s brain from receiving pain signals.

Like we mentioned above, good candidates for this procedure are those who suffer from low back, arm, or leg pain and have found little to no relief from other pain treatment options. Good candidates for this procedure are also those who suffer from all types of neuropathic pain and have found little to no relief with conservative treatments.

If you choose SCS, you will be required to undergo a trial procedure at our office.

Patients who choose to undergo this procedure at one of our offices must undergo a spinal cord stimulator trial to help determine if it will offer them adequate relief. The reason that a trial procedure is required is because it helps you and your doctor determine if this pain treatment option will offer you the relief you need or want.

What should you expect during an SCS trial procedure at our office?

While the SCS trial procedure is non-surgical, it’s performed in a surgical setting, and takes anywhere from a half an hour to an hour to complete. During the procedure, you will lie on our stomach and receive a local anesthetic and mild sedative (if necessary). Once you feel numb, the physician will insert a thin needle into your back, and then one or more leads will be implanted into your back and connected to a small trial stimulator that will be taped to your back. After the procedure is complete, you’ll leave our office with a device that will allow you to modify how many electrical signals are sent to the painful areas.

How long does the SCS trial last?

The trial typically lasts up to a week, so you should expect to return to our office once your trial period is complete. If you find that you experienced adequate pain relief during the trial, we will schedule you to receive permanent wire and stimulator implants as soon as possible.

If conservative pain treatment options have not provided the pain relief you want, get in touch with our office to learn more about SCS. To schedule an appointment, please give one of our offices a call, or request an appointment online.

  • Aberdeen

    557 South Atlantic Ave.
    Aberdeen, NJ 07747

  • Barnegat

    175 Gunning River Rd.
    Barnegat, NJ 08005

  • Jackson

    728 Bennetts Mills Rd.
    Jackson, NJ 08527

  • Freehold

    501 Iron Bridge Rd, Suite 2
    Freehold, NJ 07728

  • Manchester

    60 Lacey Rd.
    Manchester, NJ 08759

  • Point Pleasant

    1104 Arnold Ave.
    Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

  • Neptune

    4057 Asbury Ave.
    Neptune, NJ 07753

  • Surgery Center

    475 Route 70
    Lakewood, NJ 08701

  • Toms River

    367 Lakehurst Rd.
    Toms River, NJ 08755

  • Lincroft

    5 Swimming River Road
    Lincroft, NJ 07738

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If you’re looking for a multi-specialty medical group that offers interventional pain management, sports medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture therapy, and orthopedic surgery, look no further than NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine.

We have eight offices and one ambulatory surgery center (ASC) located in and around Monmouth County, NJ and Ocean County, NJ, and we have many patients that visit us from the following towns:

  • Jackson, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Lakewood, NJ
  • Manchester, NJ
  • Aberdeen, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Monroe, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Any many others

Since the beginning, our doctors and staff have been committed to treating patients who suffer from several different types of painful spine, joint, and orthopedic conditions. Furthermore, our goal is not only to reduce pain through physical rehabilitation, therapy, or any of our procedures and treatment options, but to help all of our patients have their functionality and quality of life restored.

Doctors with Superior Medical Knowledge and Compassion

One of the many benefits of choosing NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is that we only use the most innovative and modern treatment options and procedures. Furthermore, every service and treatment option we offer is available at each of our six offices. Therefore, you should expect to receive the treatment you need whether you visit our office in Jackson, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Manchester, NJ, Aberdeen, NJ or Tinton Falls, NJ. Furthermore, when patients come to one of our offices, they are always greeted with smiles and treated with kindness.

Every member of a team is respectful and empathetic, and will go to great lengths to ensure your pain management needs are addressed. Another reason to choose our medical practice is because our team makes it one of their highest priorities to stay at the forefront of medical research so that they’re offering the best care possible. Lastly, our physicians and staff also make certain that patients have the knowledge they need to help them live pain-free lives.

Comprehensive and Customized Care Provided by NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine

While some patients may only require one service and/or treatment option and procedure, others may require customized care plans to help them get back on their feet. After your initial evaluation, your physician will create a custom-tailored treatment plan that they feel will offer you with the pain relief you want. In fact, you should not only expect to be recommended with a treatment plan that will help to reduce and/or eliminate your pain, but one that will aid in increasing your activity level, and reducing the amount of pain medicine you take. In the end, you will be provided with a comprehensive and customized care plan that will greatly improve the quality of your life.

Even though pain is an unavoidable part of life, it doesn’t mean you must suffer from it all throughout your lifetime. To learn more the doctors and staff at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, our pain treatment options and procedures, and our locations in and around Ocean County, NJ, and Monmouth County, NJ, please browse our site. To make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to do so online, or give one of the offices closest to your home in Brick, NJ, Lakewood, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Glassboro, NJ, or another area a call today.