Solutions to Pain

At Advanced Pain Centers of Alaska, we provide our patients with highly specialized interventional pain management treatments. This minimizes the need for oral pain medication and maximizes function. No matter what your pain condition is, our goal is to help you achieve a more active pain-free lifestyle.

Spinal Cord Stimulation

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Pain Treatment


  • Lower Back Pain
  • Leg Pain

Spinal Cord Stimulation is an advanced treatment for chronic pain where pain is being blocked from effectively reaching the brain through interference with the spinal transmission of pain signals. It uses low-level electrical impulses to stimulate targeted nerves along the spine. When successful, painful sensations are replaced with what some patients describe as a more pleasing sensation, called paresthesia.


Procedure



Spinal cord stimulation requires a minor surgical procedure to implant the system components. During the procedure, one or more leads are placed in the epidural space (the space just above the spinal cord). The leads contain electrodes that produce the electrical signals that result in stimulation. The leads are then connected to a small electronic device placed just under the skin.

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