A spinal cord stimulator is a device that uses electrical impulses to scramble the pain signals in your spine. That means your brain no longer receives pain messages but instead feels a mild tingling or an absence of pain.

Dr. Verma of Essential Sports and Spine Solutions performs a minimally invasive procedure to implant the spinal cord stimulator’s battery-powered generator into your body and insert the electrical wires in the epidural space surrounding your spine. You use a remote control to adjust the intensity of the electrical impulses to allow for fluctuations in your pain.

Before full implantation, Dr. Verma fits a trial spinal cord stimulator that you use for 7-10 days, so you can make sure the treatment works for you.