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If you have debilitating nerve pain but want to avoid taking addictive pain medicines, interventional pain medicine specialist Aashish Kumar, MD, D.ABA is here for you. At Spine & Pain Specialists of the Carolinas in Charlotte, North Carolina, the team offers advanced neuromodulation to alleviate discomfort and allow you to enjoy your favorite activities. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

What is neuromodulation?

Neuromodulation is a pain-relieving treatment that uses electrical energy or other means to reduce pain caused by nerve damage. It’s a simple treatment that dramatically reduces discomfort without the need for invasive procedures or harsh medications. Dr. Kumar specializes in neuromodulation and is highly trained in the field.

What are the benefits of neuromodulation?

Some of the many benefits you can expect with neuromodulation include:

  • Reduced nerve pain
  • Less back, neck, and spine pain
  • Reduced numbness, burning, or tingling
  • Less pain in your limbs
  • More energy
  • Improved quality of life
  • Non invasive treatments
  • No addictive pain medications
  • Minimal downtime

Dr. Kumar offers the most advanced and effective neuromodulation solutions available to help you get the most out of each treatment. Procedures are minimally invasive and carry few risks. 

Is neuromodulation right for me?

Dr. Kumar discusess your symptoms and medical history to find out if you’re a candidate for neuromodulation at Spine & Pain Specialists of the Carolinas. He checks your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and may order blood tests, nerve tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures. 

What are the different types of neuromodulation?

Some of the many neuromodulation treatments available at Spine & Pain Specialists of the Carolinas include:

Spinal cord stimulation 
Spinal cord stimulation uses a tiny device to send electrical impulses into your spinal cord to reduce pain signals. Dr. Kumar numbs the treatment area, inserts the stimulator just beneath your skin near your abdomen or buttocks, and closes the incisions. You control pain using a remote control attached to the stimulator. 

Peripheral nerve stimulation
Peripheral nerve stimulation also sends tiny electrical currents to nerves, but it targets nerves that are outside of your spinal cord. Peripheral nerves relay information between the brain and other parts of your body.

Intrathecal pumps
Intrathecal pumps deliver medicine to spinal fluid around your spinal cord. The treatment allows you to receive much lower dosages of medications for pain relief. The device consists of a catheter (small plastic tube) and a pump containing medication.

To learn more about advanced neuromodulation treatments at Spine & Pain Specialists of the Carolinas, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.