300,000 people have used Dorsal Column Stimulators to help control their pain over the past 40 years. This devise helps people get their lives back. Patients can return to their daily activities with pain relief, and do the things that they could not do before the devise.
Pain travels along the spinal cord, which then sends them into the brain which is why the Dorsal Column Stimulator is placed near the spine. The devise is implanted, and small wires run adjacent to the spine to deliver the soothing signals. The devise is designed to interrupt pain impulses before they reach the brain. The pain impulses are then replaced with a soothing feeling.
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