SARASOTA - Dr. Amitabh Goel with Sarasota Pain Relief Centers says the typical spinal cord stimulator has a battery implanted with it.

He says Stimwave is different. 

“We were the first people to use it in Sarasota and the surrounding counties," Dr. Goel said. 

No battery gets installed under the skin, making it minimally invasive. Because of that, he says it can be used anywhere in the body. In Garrick Plonczynski’s case, it was the foot, after five years of pain.

“They did the temporary implant first, and after the first day, I was 99% pain free," Plonczynski said. 

Dr. Goel says Stimwave could be for you if you have chronic nerve pain and feel like you’ve exhausted all your options, including countless pain medicines. He says the procedure aims for 50% or more pain relief.

“This is a whole different ball game," Plonczynski said. "It was so awesome when I was finally able to stand on my feet like, holy cow, there’s no pain."

Dr. Goel says the procedure only takes about 20-40 minutes. If you struggle with chronic pain and think you could be a candidate, visit Stimwave's website.

Dr. Goel's office locations are 8936 77th Terrace E., Suite 101, in Lakewood Ranch and 842 Sunset Lake, Suite 303, in Venice. The phone number is 941-923-2500 for all office locations.