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Your Neuromodulation Specialist in Vienna

"Living.Without pain."

Neuromodulation has successfully been used to deal with specific, chronic pain syndromes for more than sixty years. Approximately 600 pain pacemakers are implanted per year in Austria. Hundreds of thousands of people suffering from chronical pains have experienced a significant improvement through an implantation of a neuromodulation system, reducing the consequences of chronic pain. 

How does neuromodulation affect your pain experience?

The neuromodulation system modifies and blocks pain signals in the spinal cord, before they even reach the brain and are consciously noticed. During the first, minimally invasive surgery a test system is implanted. Two thin electrodes are inserted in the spinal canal through a small incision in the back and postoperatively connected to an external device which will conspicuously be worn on a belt (covered by the patient’s clothing) for 10-14 days. 80 % of the patients experience a distinct reduction of pain during the test period. After this test period, the pain pacemaker is implanted under the skin during a second small surgery. There are two different types of pain pacemakers, DRG (dorsal root ganglion stimulation) and SCS (spinal cord stimulation). We will evaluate which system and which brand will best fit your special needs.

I will perform both surgeries in a Vienna based private hospital. Please ask for an individual cost estimation, based on your specific needs, wishes (single-bed hospital room, longer hospital stay, etc.) and insurance conditions.

Please find here a Patient Report

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Significant Pain Reduction in 8 out of 10 Patients

Neuromodulation is used for treatment of:

  • Chronical back pain: Neuromodulation therapy is mainly used to combat chronical back pain. More than 80 % of all patients experience a 50% reduction of pain during the test period and choose to have the device implanted permanently.

  • Failed back surgery: This term is used to refer to pain that occurs either right after or several weeks or months after a per se successful spine surgery. Usually, the cause of the back pain is not only caused in the operated segments, but rather by shifts in several spine segments. Neuromodulation significantly reduces the necessary amount of pain medication.

  • Neuropathic pain: Pain caused by the nerve itself, single nerve roots or a entire nerve plexus needs special medication. Because of significant drug-associated side effects a fully satisfactory result cannot always be achieved despite a correct medication. Neuromodulation significantly reduces the amount of necessary drugs and therefore also avoids any unpleasant side-effects.

  • Damaged nerve roots: Regardless of whether the painful nerve root damage was caused by an injury, a surgery or radiation therapy (etc.), many patients using the neuromodulation approach experience a significant reduction of pain without motor restriction.

  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CPRS): This very rare phenomenon, also called reflex sympathetic dystrophy, is characterized by a continuing regional pain together with altered skin temperature and colouring, softening and thinning of bones, joint tenderness or stiffness. CRPS typically occurs postoperatively after an injury or stroke. Its cause is still unclear. Treatment is very complex and prognosis depends as well on the length of preexistence as on its severity. Neuromodulation is very useful to regain a considerable increase of life quality.

  • Therapy resistant Angina Pectoris: Patients with drug resistant heart pain (Angina Pectoris) report encouraging results, even after having undergone several unsuccessful cardiologic therapies. Neuromodulation increases oxygen supply to the heart muscle and thus helps to reduce pain. A close cooperation with the treating cardiologist is necessary.

  • Wound healing disorders and narrowed vessels can be caused by various reasons, however their common final path is painful and critical oxygen deficiency in the tissue. In addition to bandages and medicinal or invasive treatments neuromodulation allows a significant increase in blood flow resulting in an increased oxygen supply, and therefore enabling wound healing.

  • Postamputation Pain is common after limb amputation and yet a challenge for pain therapy. Because of the different underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms (supraspinal, spinal and peripheral) optimal treatment comprises neuromodulation along with drug and behavioural therapy.

Living.Without pain. 

A Neuromodulation system cannot always guarantee a 100% pain relief. However, the system helps to reduce pain medication which will avoid unpleasant side-effects and will result in a better  quality of life. This is what how we define our claim “Living.Without pain.”

  • For years, patients suffering from chronic, complex or particularly strong pain syndromes have been trusting SchmerzOrdination for:

  • competent state-of-the-art pain therapy by a clinical specialist 

  • friendly, hospitable atmosphere and team

  • first appointments available at short notice

  • optional and uncomplicated telemedicine approach

  • minimal waiting times for Neuromodulation implantation procedures  

  • continuous care and administrative support before, during and after surgery as well as during regular Neuromodulation system checks

  • Fair cost-performance ratio

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