Dorsal Column Stimulator: Chapman Neurosurgical Spine Institute
Dorsal Column Stimulator Procedure
In the management of chronic back pain the procedure that has been shown to be medically beneficial in a number of medical cases is the dorsal column stimulator. This procedure, which uses a specialized implanted device, has been utilized in the treatment of back pain in an attempt by the medical profession to assist patients to be able to return to a more normal lifestyle with less pain or pain free if possible. The dorsal column stimulator procedure is only performed in a sterile operating room environment and done under local anesthetics. The doctors at the Chapman Neurosurgical Spine Institute are highly skilled in these types of procedures and treat all their patients with the care and attention they deserve.
Surgery for Chronic Back Pain in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino & San Diego
The dorsal column stimulator procedure is performed in two separate surgeries. The first one, which is temporary and utilizes an external device, is performed to see if this type of operation could be successful in giving some immediate pain relief to the patient. If this proves to be the case a second surgery is then carried out to do the actual permanent implant. In each surgical procedure the time in the operating room is approximately 3 hours. From the medical viewpoint the operation is considered successful if the patient experiences less pain or if the pain is totally eliminated.
Advances in surgical techniques and procedures are occurring on a regular basis to improve the health and well being of patients. The Physicians and medical staff at the Chapman Medical Center are confident that any treatment you receive concerning a chronic back pain condition will be given the personal care and treatment necessary.
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