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How Does Spinal Cord Stimulation Work?

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Chronic pain is persistent pain that lasts weeks to years and may be caused by inflammation and other degenerative diseases or injury. Treatments include medications, acupuncture, electrical stimulation, cognitive behavioral therapy and surgery. With modern pain management, there are several non-medication options. The best treatment option depends on the source of your pain and how it is impacting your daily functioning.

Chronic pain is different than regular pain. Your body keeps hurting weeks, months or even years with disease or injury. Doctors often define chronic pain as any pain that lasts for 3 to 6 months or more. Chronic pain can have real effects on your day-to-day life and your mental health. You and your doctor can work together to treat it. There are many treatment options at Hanowell Spine Clinic.

Dorsal Column Stimulator

The Dorsal Column Stimulator, or DCS, is implanted into the body. It is sometimes referred to as a pain pacemaker. It works to outsmart your brain by releasing mild electrical impulses to select areas of the spinal cord or dorsal column for the treatment of certain pain conditions. These impulses continue to the brain faster than your body can send the pain signals. Stimulation does not cure the condition that is causing pain, it helps patients manage the pain. SCS is considered successful if the pain is reduced by at least half.

According to, “Studies of spinal cord stimulation show good to excellent long-term relief in 50% to 80% of patients suffering from chronic pain.” To understand the benefits and risks, please consult Hanowell Spine Clinic. Dr. Hanowell specializes in treating all kinds of pain, even severe pain. He is committed to finding the least invasive procedures possible. Only you and your doctor can determine if you are a good candidate for specific pain treatment options.

Please do not delay when it comes to your chronic pain. Contact the team at Hanowell Spine Clinic today.

Posted on behalf of Hanowell Spine Clinic, LLC.

4142 Mill St. NE
Covington, GA 30014

Phone: (770) 787- 3550
FAX: (770) 787- 2304
Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Patient Reviews

Deborah C.

My knees were so bad I could hardly walk. After 3 injections no pain.

Sandra C.

Dr. Michael Hanowell has relieved my sciatica pain. I was in a wheelchair and after the first epidural I was able to walk. After a recent car accident he put several injections in my back and neck which relieved the pain greatly. He and his staff are very considerate and do everything possible to work with you on relieving your pain.

Cheryl A.

Dr Hanowell did my SCS in my back on Wednesday morning and he is one of the best Doctors I have ever met I promise you if I need anything done on my back he will be the one that works on it along with MDPAIN

Wendell M.

Doctor did explain everything be fore he started. He was nice professional and his staff was very nice and polite Great Work

Mike D.

Dr. Hanowell treated my sciatica pain & I went from being in a wheelchair and barely able to walk to being pain free. He is very professional, caring, and conscientious. He has given me several epidurals and trigger point injections for various issues related to age and injuries and his treatments were very effective. His staff is also very professional.

Pain Healed

Dr. Michael Hanowell , Kind, patient, great listener, willingness to help. Looking forward to feeling better. Thank You Dr. Hanowell.

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4142 Mill St. NE
Covington, GA 30014

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: (770) 787- 3550

Fax: (770) 787- 2304

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