Houston Back Pain Sufferers Are Invited to Free Spinal Cord Stimulation Seminar

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Pain Treatment Centers of America hosting the spinal cord stimulation seminar on April 17, one of thirty procedures offered by the spine center.

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Dr. Ioannis Skaribas will speak at the Houston spinal cord stimulation seminar on April 17, 2012.

Seminar attendees will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Skaribas questions about spinal cord stimulation and other interventional pain management solutions.

Pain Treatment Centers of America, in conjunction with North American Spine, is offering a free educational seminar about spinal cord stimulation for people who have chronic back pain. A type of neurostimulation, spinal cord stimulation has been used since 1971 to treat lower back and neck pain for individuals who have not found relief through more conservative treatments.

Ioannis Skaribas, M.D., will lead the seminar by explaining how neurostimulation works to stop pain signals, and who is a candidate for the spinal cord stimulation procedure. “Some patients have back pain that cannot be treated at the root cause using treatments such as physical therapy, minimally invasive spine surgery or more invasive approaches. In these cases, spinal cord stimulation may provide long-term pain relief that will help them return to their lives and reduce their dependence on pain medication,” says Dr. Skaribas.

The spinal cord stimulation seminar will be held on April 17, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Sugar Land Marriott, located at 16090 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479. Seminar attendees may register by visiting http://paintreatmentcenters.com/seminar or calling (855) 849-7246.

In a spinal cord stimulation procedure, a physician implants a small battery under the skin that is attached to thin, wire-like leads. These leads provide gentle stimulation, confusing targeted nerves and preventing pain signals from reaching the brain. The battery is designed to be remotely rechargeable for up to ten years and not limit physical activity.

Dr. Skaribas is the Medical Director and head physician of Greater Houston Pain Consultants within the Greater Houston Area. He is double-board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology, and a board member of the American Board of Medical Specialties. Dr. Skaribas is a distinguished lecturer and has co-authored textbook manuscripts and research publications, with a special emphasis on spinal cord stimulation and the use of neurostimulation to treat migraines.

Seminar attendees will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Skaribas questions about spinal cord stimulation and other interventional pain management solutions. All attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of their MRI or CT scan report to review with Dr. Skaribas. For more information and to register for the seminar, contact Pain Treatment Centers of America at (855) 849-7246.

About Pain Treatment Centers of America
Pain Treatment Centers of America (“Pain Centers”)’s mission is to educate patients about options available for interventional pain management, connect patients to select board-certified physicians, and to promote advancement in pain management by funding and encouraging medical research. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Pain Centers has partnered with pain management specialists in the metro areas of Nashville, Houston, Lubbock and Dallas.

To learn more about spinal cord stimulation and other interventional pain management solutions, call Pain Treatment Centers of America at (855) 849-7246 or visit http://paintreatmentcenters.com.

About North American Spine
North American Spine has partnered with leading spine surgery specialists to provide more than 40 procedures to treat neck and back pain. North American Spine pioneered the innovative Accurascope® Discectomy and Neural Decompression - a minimally invasive procedure via the base of the spinal canal that allows physicians to diagnose and treat multiple levels of the spine in one 30-minute outpatient procedure. To date, more than 5,000 AccuraScope procedures have been performed by board-certified physicians with specialty training in interventional pain management.

North American Spine is a privately-held international company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with physician locations in the United States, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Brazil and Mexico.

To learn more about North American Spine, call (877) 474-2225 or visit http://northamericanspine.com.

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