Raymond Tatevossian, MD, implants Stimwave for Buttock Pain

Jun 26, 2019 | Blog, Pain Management

Dr. Raymond Tatevossian implanted a Peripheral wireless Stimwave on a patient who came in with severe back and buttock pain from nerve entrapment.

The Freedom SCS (Spinal Cord Stimulator) System is used to treat pain with placement of electrodes in the epidural space of the spinal column. SCS has been used for the relief of chronic back and leg pain for over 40 years. Now with Freedom SCS, the footprint of the implantable components are smaller than ever before (5% of the size of certain manufacturer bulky implants), and provides a totally wireless interface with no connectors to come lose, or endless loops of tubing, or a potentially dangerous implanted lithium battery, making the Freedom product safer and less invasive than legacy options. The stimulation energy at the electrodes intercepts the pain signals that are generated from nerves in and around your spine from traveling to your brain with an electric signal that functionally creates a pseudo “block” of the pain signal.

Before the device is implanted permanently, there is typically a trial implant period where you “test-drive” the stimulation to determine if it is effective for your pain relief. SCS is covered by most healthcare providers, so ask your doctor about wireless SCS, and bring Freedom back to your life today!