Neuromodulation can only treat neuropathic pain and not pain that originates from physical injury. But rather, the problem occurs in the nervous system that transmits the pain signals. It works by blocking pain signals from reaching the brain
Targeted electrical currents or drug infusions into the central nervous system are used neuromodulation therapies. Neuromodulation is growing in popularity and is non-invasive, minimally invasive, and uses surgical electrical therapies.
Spinal cord stimulation and Dorsal root ganglion are some of the common neuromodulation treatments.
Benefits of Using Neuromodulation For Pain
Neuromodulation Improve Patients Lives
When drugs are just ineffective or have become problematic for long-term pain management due to increased tolerance development, adverse side-effects, addiction, or toxicity then neuromodulation is a great alternative. The harmful side effects that the other conventional pain management have been mitigated with neuromodulation
Neuromodulation for pain is generally non-invasive to minimally invasive. This is a good alternative to risky surgical procedures for pain treatment. In most cases, there is no lengthy recovery time such as a hospital stay, no rehabilitation or physical therapy is required and is mainly an outpatient procedure that does not require large surgical incisions.
Great Alternative to Oral Opiate Medications
Unfortunately, America is experiencing an opiate pandemic. Oral opiates for pain management has been used to treat long & short durations. This has contributed to the current opiate pandemic. Recent studies have shown that oral opiates do not improve daily function for patients that have chronic pain but rather in long term reduce the chances of the patients returning back to their daily routines. Neuromodulation Therapies has been shown to be a better alternative. Each case is different however.
Cost-Effective For Chronic Pain
Previously, Neuromodulation has been used after other conventional treatments like physical therapy, medications, or surgery were tried. The great news is that insurance coverage & clinical decision making is changing, and neuromodulation is now being considered much earlier in treatment planning. Studies have shown that early use of this treatment reduces the chances of emergency room visits, misuse of opiate pain medication, avoiding risky or ineffective surgeries, and hospitalizations.
Atlas Pain Specialists has a policy regarding the prescribing of controlled substances. Each patient will be evaluated on an individualized basis and some may not be a candidate for chronic opiate therapy.
In order to protect your health, patients are monitored closely for possible addiction, abuse, and diversion. This monitoring may include follow-up office visits, urine drug screening, and the sharing of medical records between your physicians and your pharmacies.
Atlas Pain Specialists reserves the right to determine if we will take over the prescribing of controlled substances from other providers on a case by case basis.
Patients should not expect to receive a prescription for a controlled substance at your first visit.
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