Your Health: New Technology For Managing Chronic Pain
Published September 4th, 2013
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.
For some patients, spinal cord stimulators have become the answer for relief.
Now the recent launch of a new spinal cord stimulation system is providing new hope for added relief.
TV20's Health Reporter Emily Burris sat down with Dr. John Sassano, an interventional pain management specialist who provides care for patients at North Florida Regional, and the first physician in our community to use this technology.
Spinal cord stimulators deliver electrical pulses that mask pain signals traveling to the brain.
The Precison Spectra technology, or PCS, offers more flexible and customized treatment options for patients.
Using newer computer models and improved technology, it can tailor the therapy more specifically to patient's pain and is better equipped to changing for future pain patterns.
For more information about spinal cord stimulation and the new technology being used at North Florida Regional Medical Center by Dr. Sassano, visit his website.
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