Neuromodulation in the spine is more commonly referred to as spinal cord stimulation or dorsal column stimulation. It involves...
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Evolution of Spinal Cord Stimulation
Treatment of pain that persists after spinal surgery usually begins with non-operative techniques, such as physical therapy, oral anti-inflammatory medications, or steroid injections. If these measures fail, and there are no other clear identifiable causes of the pain, then neuromodulation may be a beneficial option. The concept of neuromodulation is to block pain impulses that are traveling from nerves to the brain. In regards to neuromodulation in the spine, a stimulator is used to send mild electrical signals to a specific part of the spine, which ultimately masks the pain signals.