What is spinal cord electrical stimulation?

Spinal cord electrical stimulation therapy is: the electrode is percutaneous implanted into the patient’s spinal canal, the spinal cord nerve is stimulated with pulse current, and then the weak electric pulse is sent to the spinal cord through the pacemaker system implanted in the patient, so as to block the transmission of pain signal to the brain through the spinal cord, so as to alleviate intractable neuropathic pain, restore the patient’s physical function and effectively improve the quality of life. At the same time, a “remote control” connected with the in vivo implant device is also installed for the patient in vitro, so that the patient can independently “remote control” to reduce pain according to the doctor’s advice in the future. Experts said that the therapy is an innovative physical therapy, which avoids the side effects caused by the use of analgesic drugs.

Functional electrical stimulation therapy is a kind of physical therapy. It is a treatment method that uses low-frequency pulse current or signal current conversion and amplification and sends it to the human body to produce even effect. The main function is to restore the damaged function of nerves and muscles. While stimulating nerves and muscles, stimulating the afferent nerves of the leaves, coupled with continuous repeated movement pattern information, electrical stimulation will be transmitted to the central nervous system to form excitation traces in the cortex and gradually restore the original motor function. The clinical application of electrical stimulation therapy is mainly used in upper motor neuron paralysis, respiratory dysfunction, micturition dysfunction, idiopathic scoliosis and shoulder dislocation caused by various cerebrovascular accidents, brain trauma, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis.

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