Spinal Cord Stimulation / Neuromodulation
Spinal Cord Stimulation, or SCS, may offer hope for many of the estimated 100 million people who suffer from chronic pain. SCS sends electrical impulses that trigger nerve fibers along the spinal cord, masking the pain message traveling to the brain. When this happens, the painful sensation is replaced with a soothing, tingling sensation.
SCS may be prescribed for chronic unmanageable pain of the trunk and/or limbs, including one or two-sided pain associated with failed back surgery syndrome, unmanageable low back pain and leg pain. Many people with failed back surgeries have had success with SCS. It is most commonly used to treat low back and lower extremity pain. Thousands of patients with severe chronic painful conditions have received relief with spinal cord stimulation.