Dr. William Raoofi is a Fellowship-trained specialist in pain management, providing advanced care for patients with a range of conditions that may cause chronic pain issues.
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The doctors of The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy offer spinal cord stimulation for patients with low back pain due to sciatica, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and post-herpetic neuralgia.
Spinal cord stimulation delivers low voltage electrical stimulation to the spinal cord to block the sensation of pain. This is an advanced therapy that can be used for many conditions including radicular pain (sciatica), low back pain, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), post-herpetic neuralgia.
A trial is usually conducted prior to permanent implantation to determine if spinal cord stimulation is an effective treatment for the patient's painful condition. A small wire (called a lead) connected to a power source is inserted under the skin into the epidural space using fluoroscopic guidance. Low-level electrical signals are then transmitted through the lead to the spinal cord or to specific nerves to block pain signals from reaching the brain.
Using a magnetic remote control, patients can turn the current on and off, or adjust the intensity. The sensations derived from the stimulator are different for everyone; however, most patients describe it as a pleasant tingling feeling.
The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, provides leading edge interventional pain treatment for conditions including spinal stenosis, herniated disk, facet arthropathy, osteoarthritis, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, post-herpetic neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy and cancer pain. Our doctors specialize in treatments such as injections, decompressions and therapies to reduce and alleviate pain.
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Dr. David Maine, Director of The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine, helps patients with chronic pain, lower back pain and cancer pain.
A patient gains a new pain-free life after being treated by a team of doctors at Mercy Medical Center.