DRG Stimulation Doctors Bradenton, Sarasota & Venice, FL
Are you suffering from chronic pain? Our pain management doctors can help. Ramos Center provides Dorsal Root Ganglion Spinal Cord Stimulation, an innovative, new procedure brought to us by Dr. Patrick Grace! Please call your nearest location today to book an appointment.
Have you suffered from chronic pain for 6 months or longer? Have you tried traditional neurostimulation, surgery, pain medications, nerve blocks or other pain management therapies to no avail?
Ramos Center will soon be offering Dorsal Root Ganglion Spinal Cord Stimulation, an innovative, new procedure brought to us by Dr. Patrick Grace!
What is Dorsal Root Ganglion Spinal Cord Stimulation (DRG)?
To understand what Dorsal Root Ganglion Spinal Cord Stimulation is, it is important to understand the anatomy and physiology of the spine.
Dorsal Root Ganglia is located right off the spinal cord within the epidural space and they contain a bundle of sensory nerve cells. Each part of the body has a correlating nerve root which is connected to the spinal cord and is in control of the communication to and from the brain. The DRG connects the nerve roots to the spinal cord and therefore has direct access to those messages being sent back and forth.
By applying electrical stimulation specifically to the DRG, the stimulation will interrupt and confuse pain signals before they can reach the brain.
What to Expect During the DRG Stimulation Procedure?
This will be an outpatient procedure performed at the Ambulatory Surgery Center. All patients will be administered a light dose of anesthesia (twilight anesthesia) to help them remain calm and comfortable. The procedure will be performed in two stages each one taking an hour and a half of time.
First Stage: Patient will be fitted for a one week trial.
Second Stage: If the trial was a success, the patient will be fitted with a permanent implant.
Patient Reported Success
In a number of studies, patients said that they indeed felt pain relief and many were able to wean themselves off of oral medication. At 12 months post-op, many patients also reported improved mood scores and said they were able to do much more on a day to day basis. DRG Stimulation provides targeted pain relief and 81% of patients reported that they were happy and had significantly reduced pain.
Don’t live your life in pain, call us today to see if Dorsal Root Ganglion Spinal Cord Stimulation is right for you!
Dr. Grace, along with the rest of the Ramos team, are excited to start performing this innovative procedure. If you think Dorsal Root Ganglion Spinal Cord Stimulation is right for you, give us a call at (941) 260-0042 or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment.