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Testimonials

Karen M

He is a great doctor and a wonderful man. He truly cares. I saw Dr. Horches for 10 years before I needed my knee replaced. He was so gentile with the shots I received in my knee and they worked.

Donna S

What an awesome doctor. I was a patient for a couple years and just recently moved to NC. I had severe migraines which were debilitating. After seeing Dr. Horchos they reduced to once a month from 25 a month. Praying I find another doctor that compares!

Local Physician

I want to thank you guys for all your help with my patients. Everyone who comes back raves about Dr. Connor. They really all do love him

Dorinda P

Dr. Ferker has been a blessing in my life. For over 30 years, I have been dealing w chronic pain & have been under the care of many Pain Mgmt physicians from across the country. I can confidently say Dr. Ferker is the most competent, compassionate & understanding physician I have EVER had. The office staff is pretty awesome too!

Wendy G

Dr Horchos is AMAZING!! Our son had his 3rd concussion from football ( second in less than a year). I’ve never seen a doctor spend so much time with their patient. We had to have been with him nearly an hour asking questions about his symptoms. Therapy was an immense success.

Spinal Cord Stimulation

What is Spinal Cord Stimulation?

Spinal cord stimulation is the use of electricity to treat chronic pain. Small, thin wires are placed overtop the spinal cord that are connected to a small pacemaker-type battery delivering electric current to the nerve fibers of your spinal cord.

How Does It Work?  

Spinal cord stimulation alters the way pain signals are sent between nerves and the spinal cord, producing a calming effect so the body does not feel as much pain. More recent evidence has shown that it may even change the way the pain is perceived in the brain.

Who is a Candidate?  

Patients that are candidates typically have the following diagnoses:   

  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
    • Cervical and Lumbar
    • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy
    • Plexopathy
    • Arachnoiditis
    • Epidural fibrosis
    • Painful peripheral neuropathy

How Do I Know If This Could Help Me?

Patients undergo a consultation with a Northeastern Rehabilitation physician in which treatment records and previous imaging is reviewed. If you are deemed a good candidate, you will undergo a 5-7 day trial to see if this reduces your pain and allows you to be more active. This trial period involves no incisions or permanent changes in or around the spine. Patients who have a successful trial may then undergo permanent implantation, which is a same day, minor surgical procedure.

What Is The Goal of Spinal Cord Stimulation?

The goal of spinal cord stimulation is to decrease pain by at least 50% and to provide patients with an improved ability to perform daily activities. Furthermore, spinal cord stimulation has been shown to decrease the amount of daily pain medications needed.