Spinal Cord Stimulator
Spinal Cord Stimulators (SCS) are used in the treatment of chronic neck, arm, back and leg pain by disrupting pain signals before they reach the brain. The electrical pulses or stimulation is delivered by small electrodes on leads that are placed near the spinal cord and connected to a compact, batter-powered generator implanted under the skin. The procedure is outpatient and minimally invasive, where you will likely go home the same day.
Spinal Cord Stimulators have been around for over 35 years; however, the newest products offer major advancements in patient outcomes, including FDA-approval for use while driving, no tingling sensation that distracts you from pain, and reduced opioid use. If you and your doctor agree at your initial consultation that Spinal Cord Stimulation could work for you based on your condition, you will trial the device for a week before fully committing to an implant. A trial is a requirement before implant along with a behavioral health evaluation and physical.
Examples of some of the SCS products we use: