Doctor Michael Bottros recommended a new spinal cord stimulator, a tiny device that delivers electrical pulses to nerves interrupting pain signals. While spinal cord stimulators have been used to relieve chronic pain for decades several new versions have been approved by the FDA in the past 18 months. Back pain can vary from mild to moderate, or chronic.
- Nearly 80% of all Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives.
- But now a new, implantable device is bringing quick relief to patients who have tried everything else.
- The causes for this pain are variable since it is associated with the way bones, muscles and ligaments in the back work together.
"Eighty percent of all Americans will have back pain at least once."