Christopher Gilligan, MD, medical director of the Center for Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses the benefits of spine cord stimulation.

Back pain relief from an unlikely place

16/Oct/2012

Christopher Gilligan, MD

Christopher Gilligan, MD

According to Dr. Gilligan, back pain "interferes with sleep, can lead to depression, interferes greatly with relationships, and takes away a person's ability to do what they do and what defines them." Spinal cord stimulators are a possibility for those for whom surgery or pain medication are not options.

Mass General's Center for Pain Medicine provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for individuals with acute, chronic and cancer-related pain. Watch the video