Spinal Cord Stimulator Specialist

Beverly Hills Advanced Pain and Spine

Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist located in Los Angeles, CA

If your chronic pain is taking over your life and you feel like you have already tried everything, neurostimulation might be able to drastically improve your life. By implanting a spinal cord stimulator, Dr. Enayati can significantly reduce the pain sensations you feel in a specific part of your body. Neurostimulation uses a spinal cord stimulator, an FDA-approved therapy that has been changing lives for over 40 years, by offering a unique solution to manage pain. This exciting technology is constantly improving and even the past couple of years have seen vast gains in what spinal cord stimulators can do. Dr. Enayati is a Spinal Cord Stimulator Specialist located in Beverly Hills.

Spinal Cord Stimulator Q & A

HF10: How It Works

Neuromodulation with a High Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulator 

If your chronic pain is taking over your life and you feel like you have already tried everything, high-frequency neuromodulation might be able to drastically improve your life. By implanting a high-frequency spinal cord stimulator, Dr. Enayati can significantly reduce certain types of pain sensations that have been unresponsive to other treatments. Spinal cord stimulation has been an FDA-approved therapy for over 40 years, but this exciting technology is constantly improving and the past couple of years have seen vast gains in what spinal cord stimulators can do. 

How does a Spinal Cord Stimulator work? 
High-frequency neuromodulation works by blocking and changing pain signals from nerves before they are able to reach the brain and be perceived as pain. Once a Spinal Cord Stimulator is implanted into the body, pain signals are blocked so the patient no longer experiences the same level of suffering. Essentially, this device can turn down the pain “volume” so that it is no longer the focal point of your life. High-frequency neuromodulation is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that uses some of the newest and most advanced technology available. 

Who is a Spinal Cord Stimulator candidate?

 
A good candidate for a Spinal Cord Stimulator may be experiencing one or more of the following: 
Chronic pain in the lower back, arms, or legs 
Neuropathic pain (numbness, tingling, or burning sensation) such as CRPS or post-surgical pain 
Little or no relief from other treatment 
The most common patient populations that we see in our clinic are patients with chronic CRPS, pain that will not go away after a trauma/injury, and patients with pain after surgery (especially lumbar fusion, knee replacement, ankle surgery, elbow surgery, and wrist surgery). 

Can the Spinal Cord Stimulator be personalized to me and my pain?


Once implanted, patients are able to adjust the strength and pattern of the Spinal Cord Stimulator in order to find the treatment that works best for them. Dr. Enayati will help each patient find the setting that is right for them! 

Are all Spinal Cord Stimulators the same?

 
No! Older stimulators do not use “high-frequency” technology, which means that even when they are effectively blocking pain, the patient still experiences a “tingling” sensation (paresthesia) from the stimulator. We use Nevro’s Senza HF10 model, which uses high-frequency stimulation to block pain signals without causing a tingling sensation. This is next-generation neuromodulation with excellent clinical data showing its superiority over other models. Dr. Enayati has personal experience working with most of the Spinal Cord Stimulator devices currently available to patients, and has found that the Nevro model offers the best pain relief to his patients. 

For more information on this particular Spinal Cord Stimulator, visit their website at www.HF10.com or call our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Enayati.

Most PPO Insurance Plans Accepted

Beverly Hills Advanced Pain and Spine accepts most PPO insurance plans.  We also are pleased to accept most Aetna POS plans, most Cigna OAP plans, and most international insurance and “expat" insurance.  We do not accept Covered California, Kaiser, HMO plans, EPO plans, Medicare, or MediCal, but we welcome all of those patients on a self-pay basis.  Please note that some of our advanced treatments are self-pay only. 

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Cigna
United Healthcare