Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands

Surgery Center located in The Woodlands, TX

When you can no longer get through the day or you’ve had to give up your favorite activities due to ongoing pain, neuromodulation may provide the pain relief you need. The board-certified physicians at Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands in The Woodlands, Texas, offer several types of neuromodulation to effectively alleviate your pain and restore your quality of life. To learn more about safe and reversible neuromodulation or to discover if you’re a good candidate, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Neuromodulation Q & A

What is neuromodulation?

Neuromodulation is a treatment that alters nerve activity, increasing or decreasing nerve transmission depending on the type of device used and the goal of your therapy. The team at Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands uses neuromodulation to relieve pain.

When a neuromodulation device sends a mild electrical impulse into a nerve, it blocks the nerve signals carrying pain messages to your brain. Though the source of your pain is still there, your brain doesn’t get the message. As a result, your pain is significantly relieved.


What health conditions benefit from neuromodulation?

Neuromodulation is a safe, reversible therapy that can target any of your spinal or peripheral nerves and alleviate pain caused by many different health conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Muscle spasticity
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Complex regional pain syndrome

You may also benefit from neuromodulation if you have cancer pain that doesn’t respond to medication.


What type of neuromodulation might I receive?

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)

Spinal cord stimulation delivers a mild electrical impulse through lead wires that your physician inserts into the epidural space along your spine, next to the nerves sending pain signals. 

Then your physician connects the wires to a tiny electrical generator that they implant under your skin. The generator is programmed and turned on and off using a wireless remote controller. The SCS can stay in place indefinitely, providing long-term pain relief.


Am I a good candidate for neuromodulation?

Your Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands physician carefully evaluates your health to determine if you’re a good candidate.

SCS is considered when your pain doesn’t improve with other conservative treatments. If your physician recommends SCS, you’ll have a weeklong trial to determine if the device effectively relieves your pain.

If you suffer from ongoing pain, call Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands or schedule an appointment online to learn if you’re a good candidate for neuromodulation.