Spinal Cord Stimulation

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Spinal Cord Stimulation UK

At Polar Medical we pride ourselves on being one of the UK’s leading Spinal Cord Stimulation product suppliers, producing products which are innovative, unique and designed to help patients suffering from chronic pain. We are one of the fastest growing Spinal Cord Stimulation companies in the UK and are the preferred supplier for a number of NHS and Private Hospitals.

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Spinal Cord Stimulation Technology

A spinal cord stimulator is an implanted device that sends low levels of electricity directly into the spinal cord to relieve pain.

It is used as a treatment when most other nonsurgical pain treatment methods have failed to provide sufficient relief. Spinal Cord Stimulation can be used to treat a wide range of chronic pain related conditions which include:

  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Heart Pain (Angina)
  • Injuries to the spinal cord
  • Pain after an amputation
  • Visceral Abdominal Pain
  • Perineal Pain
  • Nerve-related pain

Treatments in spinal cord stimulation can improve overall quality of life and sleep and reduce the need for pain medications. It is often used alongside other pain management treatments such as exercise, relaxation therapies and physical therapies.

Spinal Cord Stimulation

How Spinal Cord Stimulation Works

Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) is an innovative chronic-pain solution that works by implanting a small device (similar to a pacemaker) to the area of the nerves causing the pain signals. The implanted device delivers electrical pulse signals through carefully placed leads to the spinal cord to override the pain sensation.

Stage 1: Trial

The first trial stage will determine where the electrodes will be placed to ensure the most success. A thin lead will be placed into the area near the spine and an external wireless generator device will be secured to the back of the patient.

Stage 2: Testing

The patient will test the device to see if it improves or even eliminates the pain all together over the space of two weeks. If successful the patient will then be recommended to move to a more permanent fix in Stage 3.

Stage 3: Implantation

Once the patient feels like the pain has significantly improved during the two-week trial period, a final permanent implantation procedure will be arranged.

What happens during a spinal cord stimulation procedure?

There are two stages to a Spinal Cord Stimulation procedure, the trial stage followed by a final implantation stage. At the trial stage, a thin, flexible wire (electrode) is placed between the spinal cord and vertebrae (the epidural space) using a special needle. The wires are then connected to an external wireless generator device that’s secured to your back during the trial. Once set up, the patient will then spend anywhere from 1 – 2 weeks trialling the system to see if it benefits them. If the patient feels like the pain has significantly improved during the trial period, a final permanent implantation will be arranged.

Research has shown that between 5-7 out of 10 cases found the therapy to significantly reduce pain for chronic conditions such as neuropathic (nerve) pain, failed back surgery syndrome and complex regional pain syndrome. It is advised however that spinal cord stimulation should only be used for patients who have severe chronic pain that is highly effecting and limiting everyday life and those who have already tried all reasonable other therapies including (but not limited to) physiotherapy and painkiller medication.

Nerve Stimulation Products

We currently supply a range of innovative Spinal Cord Stimulation products to both the NHS and Private Healthcare sector across the UK and can offer a range of in-house training for hospital staff upon request. You can arrange a free product demonstration with one our sales team or alternatively if you have any questions or would like to speak to one of our experienced Spinal Cord Stimulation product specialists then please feel free to contact us on 01233 822069.

Neurimpulse-Nerve Stimulation Neuromodulation Product

Neurimpulse Peripheral Nerve Stimulation System

The Neurimpulse Peripheral Nerve Stimulation System uses an implantable generator to send light pulses to the area of nerves causing the pain. The advantage of using one of these simulators is that Physicians can program a wide variety of parameters with a totally configurable output. It has two functions which allow for daily and circadian programming and an independent ON and OFF function which can offer cooling off periods for the patient as well as considerable energy saving functionality.

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Nerve Stimulation Demonstration

We offer free spinal cord stimulation product demonstrations and theatre training with one our nerve stimulation specialists upon request. Please feel free to contact us to arrange an appointment.

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