OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine® offers spinal cord stimulation for angina to patients suffering from angina pectoris in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas area. If you have a feeling of pressure or a squeezing in your chest, it may be angina pectoris. It can feel like a heart attack, but often it is a warning sign from your heart.
What is Angina Pectoris?
Angina pectoris is the medical term used for discomfort or chest pain commonly caused by coronary heart disease. This condition is caused when the heart muscle doesn’t get enough blood. This typically occurs when one or more of the heart’s arteries are narrowed or blocked. It can also occur during physical activity or during times of high stress.
Angina pectoris causes pain, pressure, fullness or squeezing in the center of the chest. Individuals may also experience discomfort in the jaw, neck, shoulder, arm or back. This discomfort typically lasts 5 minutes or less and may feel like gas or indigestion.
Individuals with angina pectoris experience episodes of chest pain and discomfort that is usually manageable and predictable. For those individuals that need the help of a pain physician to control the pain, a treatment option called spinal cord stimulation for angina is available.
What is Spinal Cord Stimulation for Angina?
Angina pectoris can cause chest pain, pressure and heaviness as a result of an imbalance of blood supply and oxygen supply to the heart. Individuals with this condition are diagnosed by chest radiography, exercise chest testing, ECG and additional diagnostic tests.
A treatment option called spinal cord stimulation for angina is effective for many individuals. The procedure utilizes X-ray guidance after puncturing the epidural space to place electrodes in the area affected by angina pectoris. Once the duration and frequency of the discomfort is tested, the electrodes are lengthened and connected to a stimulation device in the upper abdomen. This device is programmable so the individual can switch the device on and off at any time.
Spinal cord stimulation for angina is an effective and safe treatment for the management of angina pectoris. The procedure is known to successfully reduce the number of pain episodes and the intensity level of these episodes.
If you live in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas area and want to know if you are a candidate, contact OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine® for more detailed information.