An article in the Spring 2015 edition of The Community Check Up, a quarterly publication of Graham Health System, discusses the introduction of a new service at Graham: spinal cord stimulation (SCS).
This treatment is administered under the medical direction of The Regional Pain Institute’s Drs. Kevin Henry and Glen Feather.
As the article notes, SCS sends electrical impulses that trigger nerve fibers along the spinal cord, masking the pain message traveling to the brain. When this happens, the painful sensation is replaced with a soothing, tingling sensation. SCS may be prescribed for chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs, including unilateral or bilateral pain associated with the following: failed back surgery syndrome, intractable low back pain and leg pain. Spinal cord stimulation can deliver a significant improvement for those patients suffering from debilitating back and/or leg pain.
To read the article, click here (pdf). To schedule an appointment with Dr. Henry or Dr. Feather to learn more about SCS, please call (309) 647-0201 or contact them through The Regional Pain website by clicking here.