Neuromodulation Surgery

Neurosurgery located in Fort Worth, Lake Worth, Granbury, Cleburne and Weatherford, TX

Neuromodulation Surgery

Neuromodulation surgery can offer long-term relief to patients living with a wide range of severe chronic illnesses. At Fort Worth Brain & Spine Institute, the foremost team of MDs, FAANs, FACs, NPs, and physician extenders (including RNs and PA-Cs) offers neuromodulation surgery to help patients overcome debilitating issues and return to their lives. The practice has two locations in Fort Worth and additional offices in Granbury, Cleburne, and Weatherford, Te

What is neuromodulation surgery?

Neuromodulation surgery is a procedure to place an electrical or drug-delivery device within your spine or brain, allowing it to act directly on nerves. This alters their activity and relieves symptoms like chronic pain. 

Neuromodulation surgery can have life-changing results for many patients who struggle with chronic illnesses today.  

What conditions does neuromodulation surgery treat?

At Fort Worth Brain & Spine Institute, the team treats a broad range of conditions affecting the brain and spine. Examples include:

  • Persistent pain
  • Muscle spasticity
  • Movement disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Ischaemia
  • Cardiac dysfunction
  • Bowel and bladder dysfunction
  • Spinal injury
  • Visual disorders
  • Auditory disorders
  • Some psychiatric disorders

Neuromodulation also has other applications. Because there are varied types of neuromodulation, the procedure is customizable based on the source of chronic illness. 

What are the options in neuromodulation surgery?

Spinal cord stimulation is the most common type of neuromodulation surgery. In this procedure, a small implant positioned around painful nerves activates beneficial biological responses that replace pain signals. 

Essentially, the electrical signals can trick the brain into feeling a different sensation, one that many patients describe as “bubbly.” Some spinal cord stimulators disrupt painful signals without causing any replacement sensations. The SCS is a fully programmable device you can control using an external remote. 

There are also other types of neuromodulation, including deep brain stimulation and therapies that involve targeted drug delivery. The team can explain the options that suit your condition and individual needs best. 

Am I a good candidate for neuromodulation surgery?

The Fort Worth Brain & Spine Institute team performs a variety of diagnostic and nonoperative evaluations to determine whether neuromodulation surgery is a good fit for you. 

The team always strives to alleviate symptoms with nonsurgical treatments where possible, but neuromodulation could be the right approach for you if you’re struggling with your current treatment plan. In general, neuromodulation surgery aims to reduce your symptoms by half or more. 

In addition to your neuromodulation surgery, you’ll likely continue with conservative treatments like exercise, physical therapy, and medication. But, most pain patients need far less medication thanks to spinal cord stimulation. 

To learn more about advanced neuromodulation techniques and how they can help you, call Fort Worth Brain & Spine Institute or click on the online booking link now.