The National Institutes of Health estimate approximately 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Defined as pain that lasts longer than 12 weeks, chronic pain is commonly caused by a traumatic accident or injury, a degenerative condition or as part of the natural aging process. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine® is proud to offer BurstDR™ stimulation from Abbott Laboratories to patients living in the greater Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas communities. This physician-designed form of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is clinically proven to provide superior chronic pain control over traditional SCS therapy.
Overview of Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is a complex and challenging condition for both physicians and patients. Ongoing pain places a large burden on a patient’s life, causing them to no longer participate in family events, athletic activities or work requirements. Many patients move from one treatment option to the next seeking long-term pain relief, only to find an incomplete or partial response to treatment.
The physicians at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine® strive to reduce each patient’s level of chronic pain, as well as the associated emotional suffering. With Abbott BurstDR stimulation, patients are now able to experience diminished long-term physical and emotional pain responses.
What is Traditional Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)?
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a chronic pain treatment designed to deliver small electrical pulses to the spinal cord’s pain sensing pathways. Patient’s undergoing SCS often report a decreased level of pain because the system alters the pain signals traveling to the brain.
SCS is a sophisticated system consisting of leads, an implantable pulse generator (IPG), remote control and portable charging system. The leads are composed of thin wires that provide precise pulses to the spinal cord from the IPG that is surgically placed under the skin. The remote control allows the patient to turn the system on and off, as well as adjust the physician set stimulation parameters.