STIM CENTER – A DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE FOR NEUROSTIMULATOR IMPLANTATION
01. 6. 2017
If your life is affected by severe, chronic unrelenting pain, you have gone through all the possible treatments from physiotherapy to back surgery, and the result has not brought any relief from the pain, one ultimate solution for you may be neurostimulation treatment. The newly opened Stim Centre is a diagnostic centre where we offer accurate diagnostics and expert medical advice used as the basis to determine if the patient is a suitable candidate for implanting a neurostimulator. http://www.europainclinics.com/stim-center/
For those interested in this type of treatment, a free e-consultation is available at the europainclinics.com website in the Stim Center section (http://www.europainclinics.com/stim-center/).
It is used to send the results of the patient’s medical examinations to our specialists and to fill in a medical assessment form for evaluation. If a real possibility of implantation is demonstrated, we will invite the patient for an in-depth consultation and a detailed examination and to familiarize them with the neurostimulator treatment and all the conditions that must be met to achieve it.
You can learn about treating severe pain with a neurostimulator in an interview with pain management specialist MUDr. Róbert Rapčan, FIPP, here.
Neurostimulation – get to know it better!
Neurostimulation is one of the most common neuromodulation methods, which is based on the regulation of pain perception with electrical impulses from a so-called neurostimulator. Neurostimulators have been successfully used throughout the world for decades to treat severe chronic pain, neuropathic pain, FBSS syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and other types of pain (except for tumours). The principle of this method is to interrupt the transmission of “information” about the pain from the point of origin to the brain. The aim of the treatment is to reduce pain and improve the patient’s quality of life, including improved mobility and the associated return to everyday functions, their favourite activities and work.
What is FBSS?
These four letters are associated with the pain the patient still feels, even though they have undergone an operation on the spine, often several times. This pain arises as a result of FBSS (failed back surgery syndrome). This means that the patient’s pain has not diminished for one reason or another, or it has even worsened, although the operation was performed in a technically correct manner. For up to a third of the patients treated, this pain is associated with the development of fibrous adhesions, also called epidural fibrosis in the spinal space, which press on the nerve structures and thus cause pain. An effective method of diagnosing and subsequently treating fibrosis is epiduroscopy. More about the method at www.epiduroskopie.cz/sk.