Some of the most frustrated patients out there suffer from chronic pain. Whatever the underlying condition, all too often doctors simply treat the symptoms with meds and send their patients home to continue the struggle.
Dr. Skaribas, partnered with Nobilis Health in Houston, Texas, offers a different approach. Neuromodulation is a comprehensive, long-term solutions offer extremely high success rates for patients suffering from chronic pain in the back, arms, legs, hands or feet.*
Disrupting Pain Signals
Putting Patients in Control
This innovative, breakthrough procedure is performed at Nobilis Health, a top-of-the-line facility where patients are more than a name on a prescription pad.
With Neuromodulation, a small neurostimulator is implanted, similar to a pacemaker, which emits a mild electric current disrupting pain signals to the brain. The device is minimally invasive and most patients quickly return to a more active daily routine in the absence of pain.*
The Neuromodulation remote allow users to turn the system on or off, and to finesse the level of electrical stimulation to meet their particular needs and preferences.* As always, Nobilis staff will be on hand to offer advice or instruction.
Targeted Chronic Pain Relief
Precision Placement For Optimum Results
There are two effective neuromodulation treatments for Chronic Pain. Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) for back pain and Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Stimulation used to target pain in the extremeties.*
Spinal Cord Stimulatioon
An Implantable neuromodulation device is used to send electrical signals to select areas of the spinal cord for the treatment of certain chronic pain conditions.*
Recently Approved by the FDA Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation (DRG) treats severe intractable extremity and torso pain caused by CRPS-1 (RSD) and CRPS-2 (Causalgia).*
Decades of Research
A theory from the 1960s actually led to the development of cutting-edge neuromodulation treatments. Mounting evidence over the years has supported the hypothesis that nerves are capable of carrying two signals at once. With a neuromodulator, a neural message of pain on its way to the brain is overtaken and canceled out by a competing message, a mild electric current from a neurostimulator implanted in the patient’s spine.*
While neuromoduation may not work for everyone, it’s the solution for about two-thirds of patients with this type of chronic pain.* The procedure is reversible and considered quite safe. Spinal Cord Stimulation and DRG Stimulation are FDA approved procedures for chronic intractable pain and have performed on more than 140,000 patients worldwide.*
“I can hardy believe
how good I feel only 2 weeks after the St. Jude Burst Stimulator was implanted. After 20+ years of therapy, surgery and drugs finally I have relief! Can’t wait for next winter when I’ll be able to snowmobile again! Thank you Doc.
You’re the best.”
– Patricia Kym
The Trial Run
Making Sure Spinal Cord Stimulation
Is Right For You
A trial run is standard protocol to make certain that SCS is going to be an effective solution for the patient. The device’s temporary lead is fluoroscopically positioned just as it would be for a permanent implant, but is connected to an external generator usually worn on a belt. For the next several days, the patient engages in a variety of physical activities to test how well SCS works whenever he or she experiences pain upon exertion.
Only after the doctor discusses the results carefully with a patient can he make a decision whether to proceed with permanent implantation.*
Those whose pain is improved by at least half during the trial run are good candidates for a permanent SCS device.The final procedure is minimally invasive and most patients return to a normal routine within 24 hours. *
Other Conditions Treated by a Nobilis Health Physician
Arm & Leg Pain
Return to Life
Chronic Back Pain is not “Natural”
It’s amazing in this era of advanced medical care that anyone would resign themselves to a life of discomfort if not outright suffering.
Dr. Skaribas holds an ACGME accredited interventional fellowship in pain medicine and is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. More importantly, he has helped thousands of patients return to their life.*
*Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the surgery type and the compliance with the aftercare
program. As with any medical procedure or surgery, there are specific risks and possible complications.
*Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the surgery type and the compliance with the aftercare program. As with any medical procedure or surgery, there are specific risks and possible complications.