Spinal Cord/Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulator

Welcome to Comprehensive Spine Care, where we’re committed to your well-being. Our team of spine specialists is here to help you find relief from chronic pain. Discover how Spinal Cord and Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Stimulators can make a difference in your life.


Spinal Cord and DRG Stimulators are recommended for individuals experiencing a range of chronic pain symptoms, including:

  • Persistent back pain
  • Radiating leg pain (sciatica)
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Failed back surgery syndrome

A subset of patients with persistent leg and/or back pain following previous surgical treatment may find relief from at least a portion of their residual pain following placement of a spinal cord or dorsal root ganglion (spinal nerve root) stimulator.  A stimulator is a small battery or generator that can be permanently implanted.  It is connected to two small wires that are inserted through a separate incision in order to target the desired area.

A man with back and neck pain, possibly could benefit from Spinal Cord/Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulator Treatment

Why This Is Needed

Living with chronic pain can be physically and emotionally challenging. Conventional treatments may not always provide relief. Spinal Cord and DRG Stimulators offer an alternative approach, targeting pain at its source and providing long-term relief.

Treatment Process

Our Comprehensive Spine Care Team follows a thorough process to ensure the effectiveness of Spinal Cord and DRG Stimulator placement:

  1. Evaluation: Our doctors will assess your medical history and perform a comprehensive examination to determine if you are a suitable candidate for these devices.
  2. Trial Stimulation: Before implantation, a trial stimulator is temporarily placed to evaluate its effectiveness in managing your pain.
  3. Permanent Implant: If the trial is successful, a permanent Spinal Cord or DRG Stimulator will be implanted in a minimally invasive procedure.
  4. Programming: The device is customized to your specific pain patterns, ensuring optimal pain relief.
  5. Ongoing Monitoring: Our team will regularly monitor your progress and make adjustments as needed to maintain pain control.


While Spinal Cord and DRG Stimulators can provide significant pain relief, it’s essential to follow your doctor’s guidance on post-implantation care and pain management techniques.


Many patients experience a notable improvement in their quality of life after Spinal Cord or DRG Stimulator placement. These devices can help manage chronic pain effectively, allowing you to regain your mobility and engage in daily activities with ease.

After surgery:

Once surgery is complete the patient will spend a few hours in the surgical recovery area for monitoring. Patients go home the day of surgery.

All surgical patients at Comprehensive Spine Care are provided with medications prior to the date of surgery with instructions on their post-operative usage. Wound care, medication and diet instructions for after surgery are also provided upon discharge from the hospital or surgery center.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the implantation procedure painful?

The implantation procedure is minimally invasive and performed under anesthesia, ensuring your comfort throughout the process.

How long does the battery of the stimulator last?

The battery life varies but can last several years. Battery replacement is a straightforward procedure.

Are there any risks associated with Spinal Cord or DRG Stimulators?

Like any medical procedure, there are potential risks, but our team will discuss these with you during the evaluation process.

Explore the Possibilities

If you’re interested in exploring Spinal Cord or DRG Stimulator as a pain management option or have further questions, please contact the Comprehensive Spine Care team at 201-634-1811. We’re here to help you find relief from chronic pain and regain your quality of life.

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