pain relief stimulation device
SPINAL CORD STIMULATOR
At Invictus Healthcare System we use cutting-edge technology called Stimwave. This system utilizes a nerve stimulation device that can be controlled wirelessly by the patient. With this short minimally invasive procedure, a patient can dramatically lessen or completely eliminate the need for pain control drugs such as opioids. Invictus Healthcare System’s neurosurgeon, Dr. Gregory L. Wilson, and our foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Andronica S. Handie, are specifically trained for the implantation of the device and are seeing great results with the patients who have begun using Stimwave technology.
Our spinal cord stimulator treatment option is fighting against the opioid epidemic in our country. The United States, which has one of the best healthcare systems in the world, is dealing with one of the worst drug crises ever documented. In a week, more than 900 people die from an opioid-related overdose. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments for misusing prescription opioids every day.
The CDC estimates the total economic burden of prescription opioid misuse in the U.S. is $78.5 billion a year, including the cost of health care, lost productivity, addiction treatment and criminal justice involvement. This crisis is not only affecting public health, but also the social welfare, economic welfare and national security of our country. Invictus Healthcare System is fighting against this epidemic by providing cutting-edge technology to eliminate pain, instead of prescribing opioids.
Invictus Healthcare System not only saw this as a nationwide issue but a local one as well. The state ranks second in the nation for addiction-related problems and is losing around 1,000 lives per year due to overdoses. Severe pain debilitates and limits people from having a normal life. Our providers are passionate about taking care of the patient’s needs in the most beneficial way possible, which is why they are ahead of the curve on the newest, most innovative way to treat pain.
For more information, please visit the official website of Stimwave: www.stimwavefreedom.com
A news story was released on Dr. Gregory L. Wilson and the wireless relief of Stimwave. This story can be found at: https://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/health-news-2-use-wireless-device-easing-back-pain