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HFX Spinal Cord Stimulation

SamWell Institute for Pain Management

Interventional Pain Management located in Colonia, NJ & Livingston, NJ

If you struggle with neck, back, or leg pain and want long-lasting relief, pain management specialist Jay M. Shah, MD, offers a highly effective solution. At the SamWell Institute for Pain Management in Colonia, New Jersey, he uses HFX™ spinal cord stimulation to relieve discomfort and give you the best quality of life possible. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

HFX Spinal Cord Stimulation Q & A

What is HFX spinal cord stimulation?

HFX spinal cord stimulation uses a pacemaker-like device to send mild electrical pulses to nerves, interrupting pain signals to your brain for pain relief. Your provider implants the device underneath your skin, often near your lower back. It’s attached to a remote control, allowing you to emit electrical impulses into your spine when you feel discomfort. 


HFX is the most advanced, superior spinal cord stimulator available. It’s clinically proven to provide more effective, longer-lasting pain relief for leg pain and ongoing back pain than traditional spinal cord stimulators. Nearly all major insurance plans, including Medicare, cover HFX treatment.

What are the benefits of HFX spinal cord stimulation?

The many benefits you can expect when choosing HFX spinal cord stimulation include:

  • Reduced back pain
  • Less leg pain
  • Superior effectiveness
  • Long-lasting relief
  • Noninvasive treatment

HFX is highly effective for relieving back and leg pain. Spinal cord stimulation can help you return to everyday activities, dramatically improving your quality of life. 

The procedure often eliminates the need to take addictive pain medications that can make you drowsy or cloud your thoughts. 

Is HFX spinal cord stimulation right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for HFX spinal cord stimulation, Dr. Shah discusses your symptoms and your medical history with you. He completes a physical exam to assess your overall health and look for potential causes of ongoing pain. Dr. Shah may recommend you complete blood testing, MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, X-rays, or other imaging procedures.

HFX spinal cord stimulation helps reduce:

  • Surgical discomfort
  • Nerve pain
  • Painful inflammation
  • Heart pain
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PAD)
  • Pain after amputation
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Abdominal discomfort

Spinal cord stimulation can help you sleep better and complete essential everyday activities pain-free.

What happens during HFX spinal cord stimulator implantation?

Dr. Shah offers a trial period for HFX spinal cord stimulation, so you can test it out for about a week before he implants the device underneath your skin. He numbs the treatment area and uses X-ray guidance to insert electrodes into the epidural space of your spine. He asks you for feedback during the procedure to ensure he places the electrodes in the most effective area.

The stimulator remains outside of your body during the trial period. You can use the remote control when you feel discomfort to reduce pain signals. If you're happy with the results of the HFX spinal cord stimulator, Dr. Shah implants it beneath your skin to help you achieve long-lasting relief.

To learn more about HFX spinal cord stimulation and find out if it’s right for you, call the SamWell Institute for Pain Management office or schedule an appointment online today.