Spinal Cord Stimulator Eases Pain Without Limitations for Paul Hesson
Paul Hesson was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease at 38 years old. Doctors told Paul that he had the back of a 75-year-old. He experienced severe pain and joint stiffness and knew he needed to visit a neurosurgeon. Paul visited Dr. Ronald Reimer, a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic, to discuss his options and learn more about a new MRI-compatible spinal cord stimulator device. This device can be programed to alleviate pain along the spine and other areas of the body. Paul felt noticeably better within a few days following the procedure - and can now walk three miles and go to the gym. His quality of life has improved significantly, thanks to this device and care at Mayo Clinic.