The Mayo Clinic is currently offering an MRI implantable pain-blocking device procedure for patients who suffer from chronic pain. The device is reportedly approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is deemed to be a full-body and safe magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedure, like those available at Omega Diagnostic Imaging PC. An updated version of neurostimulation technology, the implantable device's availability is said to benefit many patients who were not candidates for MRI neurostimulation in the past because they would have required ongoing MRI scans. The implantation procedure is also referred to as spinal cord stimulation.

Specifics of the Transmitter

According to the clinic, small transmitters equipped with battery power deliver signals via electrical leads that are implanted along your spinal cord. The signals work to block pain messages that travel from your nerves to the brain.

The Mayo Clinic's pain medicine specialist confirms that the transmitter devices work exceedingly well for patients suffering from difficult-to-manage arm, back and leg pain. You no longer will be denied neurostimulation technology for your chronic pain, and you will not be told that MRI scans are more significant for managing your pain condition, according to the specialist.

Spinal Cord Stimulation For Your Neuropathic Pain

If you suffer from neuropathic pain, be aware that spinal cord implantation stimulation also reportedly provides relief for your unbearable pain symptoms. That is good news for many individuals like you who do not obtain any relief whatsoever from established neuropathic treatment applications.

Preparing You For Permanent Implantation Procedure

You will undergo general anesthesia or sedation for permanent implantation of the transmitter device. The process involves the insertion of permanent electrical leads into the planned location of your spinal cord's epidural space. The procedure is consequently performed with the use of an epidural needle or a small incision that is made in the space, according to reports. Experts point out that the implantable pulse generator (IPG) battery is placed beneath your skin generally in the area of your abdomen or buttocks, and the permanent lead is thereafter connected to the battery.

What Happens Following The Procedure?

The pain-blocking electrical pulses emitting from the device are reportedly programmed to respond to an external control unit that you get to personally control. You can turn the system on or off. You also have the option of adjusting the stimulation power level as well as switching from one program to another.

A Great Day For Pain Sufferers

It's a great day for technology that gives you relief from chronic pain. You no longer have to bear unbearable pain on a daily basis anymore. Not only is there a technology-driven answer that gives you comfort, but you get to control this implanted device to block pain whenever you need to do so.