Spinal Cord Stimulation

The physicians at Oregon Spine Care often utilize Spinal Cord Stimulation to treat chronic pain when surgery is not an option.  This option may replace numbing medications which are not effective in the case.

Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) which is also called “Neurostimulation”, has been recommended by doctors for over 40 years to manage chronic pain in the back, arms or legs. Dr. Robert Tatsumi is using a new form of neurostimulation therapy called BurstDR™ stimulation.  By understanding how the brain naturally manages pain, doctors have created this new therapy that works by mimicking natural patterns found in the brain.

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How Spinal Cord Stimulation Works

When you feel chronic pain, it is because your nerves are sending pain signals to your brain. BurstDR™ stimulation works to reduce pain by altering the pain signals as they travel to the brain.

  • Pain signals travel up the spinal cord to the brain.
  • A generator, similar to a cardiac pacemaker, sends BurstDR pulses to a thin wire called a lead.
  • The lead delivers these pulses to nerves along the spinal cord.
  • The pulses modify the pain signals as they travel to different parts of the brain.
  • The pulses change the way your body perceives pain — providing potential relief from the physical pain as well as the suffering associated with the pain.

Life-Changing Technology for Chronic Pain