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Published on September 27, 2016

Latest in spinal stimulation available to conquer pain

Doctors at UHS Neurosurgery and UHS Pain Management are using the latest in high-frequency electrical stimulation to treat chronic back and leg pain. The addition of HF10 therapy at UHS Wilson Medical Center makes UHS one of the largest and most comprehensive neuromodulation centers in the country.

HF stands for high-frequency and 10 stands for 10,000 hertz of current. The therapy uses an electrical implant that sends pain-relieving signals to the spinal cord. It has been shown to block pain significantly better than even other forms of traditional spinal stimulation.

A Food & Drug Administration study has shown that patients treated with an HF10 implant have better pain relief, improved function and higher satisfaction. One advantage is that the new device eliminates the tingling and buzzing often associated with traditional stimulation, as well as the feeling of getting a "shock" with certain movements of the body. Most patients report significantly less pain, along with increased freedom and a greater ability to return to everyday activities.

UHS is one of a very few medical centers where state-of-the-art spinal stimulation services such as the HF10 are offered by four providers - three neurosurgeons and an orthopedic spine surgeon.

To learn more about this revolutionary method of back and leg pain relief and the Nevro Senza-brand system used at UHS, read the information provided here.

Providers offer HF10 pain relief

The four providers at UHS offering the latest in spinal cord stimulation to relieve back and leg pain are:

Matthew Bennett, MD, orthopedic spine surgeon with UHS Pain Management; and neurosurgeons Saeed Bajwa, MD, FACS; Daniel Galyon, MD, FACS; and Khalid Sethi, MD, FACS, with UHS Neurosurgery.

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