Factors Your Doctor May Consider – Neurostimulators

The treatment option that will work best for you depends on your type of pain, how severe it is, and how you respond to pain treatment.

Neurostimulation treatment might be right for you if:

  • Other treatment options have failed to adequately provide pain relief or produce uncomfortable side effects
  • Your doctor understands what is causing your chronic pain
  • Further traditional surgeries are not recommended
  • You don’t have a serious, untreated dependence on pain medication
  • You have passed a psychological evaluation
  • You don’t have medical issues that would make surgery difficult
  • You have had a successful neurostimulation screening test

Screening Test

Before receiving a neurostimulation system, talk to your doctor about what you can expect. You will be able to try a temporary system for several days to see if the therapy will work for you. During this screening test, you will find out how neurostimulation feels, whether it reduces your pain, and if it helps you achieve your goals.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 27 Sep 2010

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