At the Pain, Spine, and Sports Institute, Dr. Ali will first conduct a thorough evaluation of your condition, including your physical condition, any medication plan, and pain history and discuss the best course of treatment for you. Additionally, Dr. Ali will review all previous treatments and surgeries to ensure a customized course of treatment is designed for you. Spinal cord stimulation is generally an option for patients when other forms of treatment have not proven successful. This treatment may also be used when surgery is not likely to improve the condition, or even when prior surgeries have failed. Dr. Ali will determine if the procedure is right for you.
Several methods of spinal cord stimulation are available and used in treatment. At the Pain, Spine, and Sports Institute, Dr. Ali performs non-invasive spinal cord stimulation. In this type of treatment, the patient will wear an external power source. This radiofrequency system activates stimulation and can deliver higher-powered output levels, enabling the treatment of more challenging cases, such as those suffering from mult-extremity pain.