Houston Pain Centers Offers the First Spinal Cord Stimulation Systems for Chronic Pain Designed for Full-Body Magnetic Resonance Imaging Safety

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Houston Pain Centers has announced it is offering patients the first and only implantable, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) compatible neurostimulation (also known as spinal cord stimulation, or SCS) system indicated for use in the treatment of chronic back and/or limb pain.

An estimated 100 million Americans are affected by chronic pain and neurostimulation treatment has become a mainstay of chronic pain management. While MRI is a standard of care in the diagnosis and treatment of major health conditions (including cancer, stroke and neurological problems), patients with neurostimulation systems implanted to manage their chronic pain were previously denied MRI scans due to concerns about the system being affected by the large magnetic fields and radio frequency energy involved in MRI.

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