Spinal Cord Stim: Non-Surgical Pain Relief

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OCEAN COUNTY – Surgery isn’t for everyone. That’s why we focus on bringing non-surgical pain relief options within reach of those suffering from chronic pain.

If prior treatments have failed you, and you are still experiencing pain in your back or limbs, you may be a candidate for a spinal cord stimulator.

A spinal cord stimulator is an implantable system that delivers electrical impulses to nerves in the spinal cord. These impulses are able to mask pain signals before they reach the brain. The device is proven to provide significant long term pain relief and reduce or eliminate the need for pain medications. As an intervention for chronic back pain and/or leg pain, spinal cord stimulation can be an effective alternative or adjunct treatment to other therapies that have failed to manage pain on their own.

Spinal cord stimulation is proven to provide effective pain relief in 50-70% of cases. Pain signals are inhibited without use of opiates or other controlled substances.

Before deciding on the procedure, patients are offered a “trial” period where the device is worn on the body for a short period of time to determine its effectiveness. If the device proves to provide optimal pain relief, it is implanted into the body with a very small incision. There is no hospital stay – as the procedure is performed in an out-patient surgical setting.

Contact us today to find out if spinal cord stimulation is right for you. Ask us about procedural concerns or pain relief options in general.

Garden State Medical Center is staffed with the area’s leading pain management physicians. We can work with you to help take better care of your body by promoting healthy joints, staying pain free and becoming more active.

For more information, call: 732-202-3000

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He is a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology, a diplomat of the American Board of Pain Medicine and is TEE Board Certified by the National Board of Echocardiology. Dr. Mann has taught at St. Barnabas Hospital, has been published in numerous journals, and has contributed CD-ROMs for medical training. Now a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Specialist, Dr. Mann has dedicated his career to helping those with pain. Having a surgical background, Dr. Mann saw that there are many people who need help managing their pain. “It’s a new field,” Dr. Mann says. “It’s not like any other field and I just wanted to help people in pain.” He chose Whiting as his first location to open his practice due to the large population of senior citizens there with conditions causing acute and chronic pain. Dr. Mann succeeds in his goal of giving patients the ability to live with pain at a functional level through his comprehensive services and diagnostic capabilities. He is committed to providing patients with the most advanced and state of the art technologies and medical equipment. It was important to Dr. Mann that he build a strong staff that is highly capable and follows the mission and goals of the practice. He feels fortunate to have found such a great staff comprised of 30 professionals including five doctors, two nurse practitioners and multiple medical assistants. One of Dr. Mann’s colleagues is his wife, Dr. Sunita S. Mann, who is the practice’s Neuroradiologist. Together they have three children. Though he runs a busy practice, Dr. Mann always makes time for his family, attending his children’s sports activities and family events. Dr. Mann and his wife have struck a positive balance of home and work life, and Dr. S. Mann commends her husband’s work ethic. “He works six days a week and he loves it,” she says of her husband. “You could send him to the office all seven days and he would be completely fine because he loves what he does.” “If I could help somebody and they come back to see me and say, ‘thank you doctor,’ that makes my day,” Dr. Mann says. “If we change their life and put a smile on their face…that’s the main thing.”