• Posterior Epidural Stimulation

    Posterior Epidural Stimulation

    This technique is used for treatment of chronic low back and sciatic pain. A small implant is placed along the epidural region. Electrical impulses produce a pleasant sensation and the frequency blocks the lower back or sciatica. In addition, a simple trial can be done to ensure the implant will work. Newer technologies block the low back and sciatic pain with no sensation being felt. The device is placed on the posterior structures of the lumbar spinal cord where it supplies electrical currents that connect nerve signals from the spinal cord to the brain where the pain is perceived. The Epidural Stimulation device can be implanted in patients with complete or incomplete injuries and can be programmed and controlled by a handheld module no bigger than a smartphone which the patient controls.


Years of Experience




Surgeries Performed
"After years of suffering from cluster headaches and finding no solutions from nearly every medical specialty, Dr. Smith instantly identified the source of my pain and worked with me to develop a plan of action. I can now enjoy the outdoor activities, like hiking, that I had stopped doing."
Rebecca R.
"I love to garden but the arthritis in my hands made a former joy too painful. Dr. Smith, working closely with my rheumatologist, made sure that my pain was resolved. I am now back in the garden."
Gwen O.
"Both Dr. Smith and Dr. Thompson have been a good, if not great, experience for me. I have had difficult and long [term] problems. Both of them do this job because they care deeply. [They] both show me their first desire is to help me live a functional life with this chronic pain."
"I was totally disabled and unable to work to support my family because of back pain after an injury at work. Dr. Smith put me in a stepwise program to try different approaches on a trial basis to see what worked best for me. He patiently laid out the options and helped me to make choices that have now resulted in my being pain free for almost a year."
Robert J.

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