Your Best Resource for Electrotherapy Pain Relief
We understand that chronic pain takes a toll on you physically and mentally. At EmergeOrtho, we are always staying abreast of the latest research to learn the best methods for providing pain relief. We’ve helped thousands of North Carolinians get their life back through advanced, timely and compassionate treatment.
What is electrotherapy pain relief?
This treatment uses low-voltage electrical currents to block pain signals. It’s a wonderful treatment option for patients with chronic pain who have not responded to more conservative treatments or those who aren’t candidates for surgery.
Electrotherapy uses these low-voltage currents to “block” the pain signals going through the nerves and to the brain.
Types of electrotherapy include:
- Spinal cord stimulators – These small, electrical leads are placed in the epidural space of the spinal cord. The placement of the stimulator may vary, depending upon where the pain is located.
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) – A TENS system is a small, battery-powered machine that connects to electrodes which in turn are connected to the part of your body near the source of your pain.
- Electric pulse stimulation therapy
EmergeOrtho combines the best of advanced technology and expert, highly skilled physicians to bring you exceptional quality care. Our team includes board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedists who are ready to provide the outstanding care you deserve.