The Spine Hospital First to Offer Latest in Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy

May 15, 2020 8:14 pm
dr langston performs new scs therapy

The Spine Hospital of Louisiana at The NeuroMedical Center is the first hospital in the state to offer patients the very latest in spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy. On Thursday, May 15th, 2020, pain medicine specialist, Dr. Martin A. Langston, along with our hospital’s talented pain management team, successfully performed a trial procedure of the new Medtronic DTM™ SCS system.  Patients who are searching for relief from chronic and debilitating pain can now ‘test drive’ the new SCS system, before more permanent implantation.

For the past 16 years, The Spine Hospital of Louisiana has been offering SCS therapy as an effective treatment for managing chronic pain resulting from conditions including failed back syndrome (FBS), complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neuropathies. The therapy uses mild electrical pulses to “stimulate” nerves, interrupting pain signals before they reach the brain and providing relief. 

DTM™ (differential target multiplexed) spinal cord stimulation is a proprietary stimulation technology developed by Medtronic to enhance the pain relief capabilities of SCS therapy. DTM™ is a uniquely programmed waveform setting delivered by the Medtronic Intellis™ spinal cord stimulator platform. This innovative new setting could potentially result in up to 80% relief for patients suffering from chronic, intractable pain.  To learn more about the technology click here.

“As one of the premier providers of spinal cord stimulation therapy on the Gulf Coast, The Spine Hospital of Louisiana is thrilled to offer our patients another option for chronic pain management,” said Dr. Martin A. Langston. “By offering more non-opioid treatment options, this is also a step in the right direction for hospitals everywhere amid a national opioid abuse crisis.”

Spine specialists at The Spine Hospital of Louisiana perform hundreds of SCS trials and implants every year. To personalize your treatment, we offer all of the leading brands of spinal cord stimulator systems including Medtronic and Abbott. To find out if SCS is right for you, schedule an appointment with one of our experts today! 


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