Imagine if a machine could tell your nerve fibers that you are not actually feeling spinal stenosis pain — and it worked. That sounds like science fiction, right?
But “scrambler therapy” is a very real spinal stenosis treatment used by some of the most prestigious spinal facilities in the United States, including here at Charleston’s Non-Surgical Spine Center.
Multiple scientific studies published by the National Institutes of Health have shown scrambler therapy to be effective in treating chronic pain, including pain associated with spinal stenosis. Here, you can learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatments that make this possible.
There are two types of spinal stenosis that impact millions of Americans every year. Cervical stenosis impacts the neck and upper back, while lumbar stenosis impacts the lower back. Symptoms can include pain, balance and mobility issues, numbness and tingling, and a lowered quality of life due to the chronic nature of the condition.
If you have began to notice these in your daily life, it may be time to contact a medical professional about spinal stenosis treatment.
Osteoarthritis, or simply arthritis, is a common cause of spinal stenosis. When the space between the spinal bones narrows due to wear and tear, it can cause nerve fibers to be “pinched,” leading to chronic pain. Spinal stenosis can also be caused by herniated disks due to age or injury.
Other things that can cause a narrowing between the spinal bones include injuries (such as car accidents), tumor growth along the spine, diseases that cause bone overgrowth, or a toughening of the ligaments in the spine.
Each of these makes it difficult to go about a normal day because they are constantly causing pain in someone’s back.
If any of these situations have occurred, it may definitely be time to seek out a medical professional’s advice on treatment methods.
Scrambler therapy is a revolutionary machine-based spinal stenosis treatment that avoids surgery. The nerve fibers in a spinal stenosis patient’s spine send pain signals to the brain. The scrambler therapy machine sends a signal to the nerve fibers. This is a “non-pain” signal that convinces the nerve fibers that everything is okay.
There are many advantages to scrambler therapy as a spinal stenosis treatment. The most obvious advantage is that it avoids the need for surgery. Patients can receive very real pain relief from their spinal stenosis without addictive prescription medications, injections, or implants. The treatment is also very affordable.
Each of these advantages can have you headed toward great changes in your movement and the way you feel on a daily basis. Most of the uncertainty comes from not knowing what the procedure will be like, which is why we are here to help.
Who Is This For?
Scrambler therapy for spinal stenosis treatment is not recommended for all patients, however. Pregnant women cannot receive treatment. The patient receiving scrambler therapy must have a confirmed diagnosis that their spinal stenosis is musculoskeletal in nature.
You will also need a thorough examination prior to receiving the treatment. If you have any skin lesions, they must be ruled as non-cancerous before you can receive scrambler therapy. This is an important step in the process that cannot be overlooked.
Contact Non-Surgical Spine Center For Spinal Stenosis Treatment
Scrambler therapy has been proven effective in providing pain relief for a variety of different chronic conditions. Are you struggling with back pain that just does not seem to get better?
This may be the best time to consider a new treatment option such as this. If you would like to learn whether you are a good candidate for spinal stenosis treatment, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.