Advanced Therapies: Neuromodulation

Advanced Therapies: Neuromodulation

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a type of neuromodulation where mild electrical signals are sent to areas of the spinal cord using implanted wires and a pacemaker-sized generator to relieve pain. SCS is an advanced option for patients who have painful conditions that have not responded adequately to more conservative therapies, such as injections and medications.

SCS is covered by insurance and FDA approved for chronic pain of the trunk and limbs, intractable low back pain, leg pain, and pain from failed back surgery syndrome. A major benefit of SCS is that qualified patients can easily try the therapy for up to a week to determine the likely efficacy of a permanent implant.

Additional Benefits of Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) Include:

  • SCS technology is scientifically proven to benefit patients with complex pain problems.
  • SCS technology is backed by 50 plus years of experience.
  • SCS technology is constantly improving and new programs can be downloaded into your previously implanted stimulator in the future.
  • Most importantly, you can try SCS first to determine if it is the right therapy for you!