Traditional modalities to treat pain originating from the spine involve medications, physical therapy/chiropractic treatment, interventional pain management procedures, and surgical intervention. However, an array of procedures can be performed under the neuromodulation category that can afford patients a better treatment option to treat their spine-related pain.
Neuromodulation is a medical technique that involves the alteration or regulation of the nervous system’s activity using various methods and devices. It is often used in the context of chronic pain management. Neuromodulation techniques aim to modify or influence the nervous system’s functioning to reduce or control pain, among other conditions. Dr. Ali H. Mesiwala utilizes neuromodulation technologies and therapies to augment and treat patients suffering from chronic pain.
The various neuromodulation techniques and technologies are designed to help patients manage chronic pain when other treatments, such as medications or physical therapy, have proven ineffective or insufficient. They offer alternative approaches to pain management and can significantly improve the quality of life for individuals suffering from chronic pain. Patients considering these treatments should consult with a healthcare provider to determine the most appropriate option for their specific condition.
Here are some general criteria that healthcare providers may use to identify candidates for neuromodulation for chronic or atypical back pain:
Some of the various types of neuromodulation technologies that Dr. Ali Mesiwala utilizes to treat his patients include:
After a comprehensive workup and diagnosis, Dr. Ali Mesiwala can perform the operation to implant these systems in under an hour in the outpatient setting. After undergoing the procedure at a surgery center, patients go home the same day and work with their clinical representative to optimize their settings. Dr. Ali Mesiwala regularly follows up with his patients to ensure that they are progressing in the right direction to an active lifestyle.
It’s important to note that the decision to use neuromodulation for chronic or atypical back pain is highly individualized. Patients should have a thorough evaluation and discussion with their healthcare provider, including pain specialists and neurosurgeons to determine if they are suitable candidates for these procedures. Additionally, the specific type of neuromodulation and the choice of device will depend on the patient’s diagnosis and needs.
Board Certified Neurosurgeon, Dr. Ali H. Mesiwala offers this array of neuromodulation technologies to offer comprehensive treatment of his patients’ spinal ailments and pain. He is dedicated to understanding how much pain can truly impact your ability to function on a daily basis and takes the time to listen and understand his patient’s needs. Dr. Mesiwala is also the faculty for these procedures, meaning he trains other surgeons on the procedures and also participates in the research and development of these technologies.
If you or a loved one suffer from chronic back pain, think you may be a candidate, or want to learn please visit our website to set up a consultation with Dr. Mesiwala at one of his locations in Newport Beach, Marina del Rey, and Rancho Cucamonga.