Why marrying Lucid Lane therapy with spinal cord stimulator and intrathecal pump placement surgeries yields better pain reduction
Spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pain pump implants are options for intervention in cases of persistent chronic pain. Lucid Lane’s strategy includes timely care for a sensitive population, patient-centered mind-body treatments, and detailed reports that offer clarity on how patients are responding to implants.
Chronic pain patients present a complex set of challenges to providers. Managing medication is often a key component of care, but some patients’ needs may call for invasive interventions that require more robust and comprehensive treatment plans.
Spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pain pump implants are options for intervention in cases of persistent chronic pain, whether from injury or disease, for which other treatments have not offered sustainable quality of life. Both surgical procedures present a host of considerations for providers, including pre-surgical evaluation, patient monitoring, and best practices toward achieving successful outcomes.
Implant treatments entail more than discrete surgical procedures, including ongoing care that often exceeds the bandwidth of individual providers. Partnering with Lucid Lane on the administration of spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pain pump implants offers crucial support to both providers and patients to ensure the best possible outcomes.
“Lucid Lane places members at the center of a treatment journey that empowers them on an ongoing basis, providing improvements across emotional well-being, quality of life, and how members think about pain,” says Lucid Lane Co-Founder and Chief Medical Advisor Ahmed Zaafran, MD.
How partnering with Lucid Lane on spinal cord stimulator and intrathecal pain pump implants benefits patients
Collaborating with Lucid Lane on implant interventions offers three key benefits to patients.
1 Lucid Lane guarantees timely care for a sensitive population
Patients are required to undergo pre-surgical psychological evaluations before pursuing implant treatments. That process can take months of waiting to see a psychologist, but Lucid Lane guarantees that members receive a pre-surgical evaluation within 48 hours to determine whether implant treatments are right for them.
A timely approach to treatment is crucial for patients dealing with chronic pain and its underlying sources. “Lucid Lane is able to provide insight and services in a very timely fashion, and in a comprehensive way that maintains continuity,” Zaafran says.
2 Lucid Lane offers mind-body therapies for the best possible patient outcomes
Cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practice have proven to significantly improve the well-being of chronic pain patients. Lucid Lane’s strategy includes patient-centered mind-body treatments, which can greatly increase the likelihood of success for surgical implants for those managing chronic pain.
“Mind-body therapies have a substantial impact on patients, and they’re a key part of Lucid Lane’s comprehensive approach to a very vulnerable, complicated patient population,” Zaafran says. In combination with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), psychological approaches to managing pain and slow tapering, when needed, are also a part of Lucid Lane’s strategy for patient-centered care.
With the continuity of care offered by Lucid Lane, monitoring patient progress and the efficacy of surgical implants fits seamlessly into an overall treatment approach.
3 Lucid Lane provides detailed reports that offer clarity on how patients are responding to implants
Supporting chronic pain patients beyond synchronous doctor’s visits is essential to Lucid Lane’s strategy for comprehensive care. Closely monitoring patient progress and well-being during and after the trial period of a surgical implantation is critical to achieving the best possible outcome.
Lucid Lane offers insights that many providers may not have had access to previously. “We collect health signals in a very granular, continuous process of support,” Zaafran says. “Lucid Lane acts as the providers’ eyes and ears, and their clinical voice, in between doctor visits — not just around the procedure itself, but gathering insight into what’s going on in patients’ lives and then being able to act upon it,” Zaafran says.
The detailed reports from Lucid Lane give doctors more between-visit clarity on how a patient is progressing — and that means even better, more individualized care for the patient.
Chief Medical Officer Ahmed Zaafran, MD
“Mind-body therapies have a substantial impact on patients, and they’re a key part of Lucid Lane’s comprehensive approach to a very vulnerable, complicated patient population”
How partnering with Lucid Lane on spinal cord stimulator and intrathecal pain pump implants benefits physicians
Lucid Lane offers doctors three key benefits with implant interventions.
1 Provides the best possible comprehensive care
2 Protects from regulatory scrutiny
Lucid Lane’s detailed documentation of pain treatment can also provide essential support for doctors if they receive regulatory attention. “Lucid Lane allows doctors to have a more robust data set, so scrutiny from auditors will be met with a very comprehensive answer,” Zaafran says. “Lucid Lane reports demonstrate a lot of sincerity, thought, and action around this patient population that others simply haven’t or wouldn’t have.”
3 Establish a new line of revenue through insurance reimbursement
In addition to providing key information, Lucid Lane patient reports typically allow doctors to qualify for insurance reimbursements for analyzing and interpreting those patient reports. That can mean an entirely new line of revenue for the practice.
Surgical interventions for the treatment of chronic pain can provide patients with improvements to well-being and quality of life. Partnering with Lucid Lane offers patients (or members, as we call them) and providers the best possible chances for successful outcomes.