ADVANCED SCS TECHNIQUES FROM LONG ISLAND PAIN RELIEF SPECIALISTS
Many suffer from backaches or leg aches due to fatigue, overuse, or stress. If the pain does not go away after rest and a mild over-the-counter pain reliever, spinal cord stimulation may be an option to manage and eliminate chronic pain.
THE ST. JUDE BURST DIFFERENCE
Most SCS devices use tonic stimulation, or evenly-spaced mild energy emissions that impede the connection between nerve endings and the brain to effectively block pain transmission signals, providing long-lasting pain relief. However, tonic stimulation is not always 100 percent effective, and it often causes unwanted side-effects, such as paresthesia.
Researchers and practitioners at St. Jude Medical were among the first to recognize that SCS therapy can be even more efficient, and have fewer side-effects, if it took advantage of the two types of neural pathways instead of only the straight-line path – a burst pattern would accomplish this objective.
The result is the St. Jude Burst. According to some studies, this procedure is over 50 percent more effective than standard tonic stimulation. The St. Jude Burst is proven effective in cases involving: