Princeton, N.J.-based Regenerative Spine and Pain Institute has become one of the first clinics in the state to offer the WaveWriter Alpha Spinal Cord Stimulator System to treat patients with chronic pain, according to a Jan. 9 report from Princeton Info.
The Spinal Cord Stimulator System is FDA approved to treat chronic pain of the limbs, including pain associated with failed back surgery syndrome. The device works by sending electrical pulses to nerves along the spinal cord to interrupt pain signals. It is a reversible procedure.
WaveWriter has a portfolio of four non-opioid pain solutions available, including the Fast-Acting Sub-perception solution, which gives patients instant paresthesia-free pain relief.
"The WaveWriter Alpha Systems are breakthrough technology that offers patients flexibility to meet their individual needs for lasting relief. Treatment options like these are important as we face the challenge of providing patients relief from pain without relying solely on opioids," Ronak Patel, MD, a surgeon at the institute, told Princeton Info.