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
- Boston Scientific
- St. Judes