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Pacemaker for Pain

There is relief for chronic pain.

Pain is the body’s natural response to harm or damage.

There are two types of pain – the first one is acute pain. It comes on quickly (like when you touch a hot burner on the stove), but lasts only a short time.

The other type of pain is chronic pain. Chronic pain results from an illness or injury, and lasts more than six months. The source of chronic pain is often unknown. Symptoms can include burning, tingling or numbness in the back, neck, arms, or legs. Currently, it affects more than 75 million Americans.

The cause of chronic pain ranges from certain medical conditions to injuries. Arthritis, accidents, back problems, cancer, repetitive stress injuries, constant headaches, fibromyalgia, nerve injuries from diabetes, shingles, infections, operations, amputations as well as neurological conditions - this is just the beginning of what might cause chronic pain.

Chronic pain management begins with conservative methods, which include medications, therapy, and biofeedback. When these methods are unable to manage chronic pain, the next step may involve neuro stimulation.

For over 40 years, neuro stimulation has been used to treat certain types of chronic pain. A neuro stimulator is similar to a pacemaker for the heart. It is a small device that delivers electrical pulses to nerves along the spinal cord. These pulses may reduce pain by intercepting pain signals before they reach the brain.

Many people who qualify for this pain management treatment experience a decrease in pain, an increase in their quality of life, and are able to reduce the amount of medication they take.

Don’t let chronic pain keep you from the things you love – there is relief.Dr. Stephen Marano will sponsor a free educational seminar about the "Pacemaker for Pain."

During this free seminar, you will learn about this proven method for pain relief, and Dr. Marano will answer your questions about neuro stimulation.

It will be held in the Medical Plaza classroom, across the street from Bingham Memorial Hospital. If you are interested in attending this free seminar, please call 690-1012 or visit

You can also watch this short video that shows how neuro stimulation works, as featured on the Doctors TV show.