For the trial phase of your treatment, you undergo a procedure where Dr. Verma implants temporary leads into your spine. You need to be awake, so you have a local anesthetic rather than a general anesthetic, then you can tell Dr. Verma when he puts the leads in the most effective position.

The leads connect to an external power supply that you go home with for the trial period. After living with the trial spinal cord stimulator for a week or so, you report back to Dr. Verma on how well the device controlled your pain.

If the trial is successful, Dr. Verma can implant a permanent spinal cord stimulator under the skin on your buttocks or abdomen.

If nothing is working for your severe, chronic pain, come and talk to Dr. Verma about spinal cord stimulation. Call Essential Sports and Spine Solutions or request an appointment online today.