Persistent chronic pain in your body can be debilitating. If you need pain relief, Max Shokat, DO, offers spinal cord stimulation as a remedy for chronic pain that stems from a variety of conditions. Schedule an appointment at Southern Interventional Pain Center in Thomasville, Georgia, and Lake City and Tallahassee, Florida, to learn more about this treatment. Call the office nearest you today or make an appointment using the online booking tool.

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What is spinal cord stimulation?

Spinal cord stimulation is a treatment using a device about the size of a 50-cent piece that delivers electrical currents to specific nerves in your spinal cord to stop pain signals from getting to the brain. When sensory information is blocked, you stop feeling pain.

Studies show that patients suffering from chronic pain experience a 50-80% improvement in long-term pain relief when using spinal cord stimulation.

If you have nerve damage in your body or a pain-causing condition, visit Southern Interventional Pain Center for a consultation. Spinal cord stimulation might be the answer for you.

What can spinal cord stimulation treat?

The low-voltage electrical impulses spinal cord stimulation delivers can help with several issues, including:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica
  • Neuropathy
  • Phantom limb sensation
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Arachnoiditis
  • Failed back surgery
  • Joint pain

See Dr. Shokat at Southern Interventional Pain Center for an evaluation of your condition and whether spinal cord stimulation can give you pain relief.

How does spinal cord stimulation work?

At Southern Interventional Pain Center, Dr. Shokat begins your treatment with a trial run with the spinal cord stimulator. He gives you a local anesthetic and then attaches the wires to specific nerve fibers in your spinal cord, which attach to a device you control to activate pain relief. The device is positioned outside your body during the trial.

If you experience a successful trial period with the temporary implantation, Dr. Shokat can surgically implant the spinal cord stimulator under your skin and give you a wireless programmer to control its power and timing when needed.

Is spinal cord stimulation right for me?

Dr. Shokat at Southern Interventional Pain Center evaluates your personal medical history and your condition to determine if you’re a good candidate for spinal cord stimulation.

He might recommend this procedure if you have: No dependency on pain medications Good mental health A verified source of pain

Dr. Shokat also wants to know what other treatments you’ve tried. If those have failed, then spinal cord stimulation might be recommended for you.

To find out if spinal cord stimulation is right for your condition, call Southern Interventional Pain Center today for a consultation, or use the online booking tool to schedule your appointment.

We see patients in the following cities: Thomasville, GA , Lake City, FL & Tallahassee, FL. Call us to book your appointment today.