There are many different types of treatment for chronic back pain. Spinal Cord Stimulator therapy is a relatively new procedure that is becoming increasingly popular for the treatment of many causes of chronic back pain. This treatment works by blocking pain perception from traveling up through the spinal cord to the brain, helping to alleviate pain for chronic sufferers.
A small device is placed near the spinal cord and delivers low-level electrical impulses to interfere with your body’s pain perception. It involves a small device that is placed near the spinal cord in the epidural space. A trial stimulator is typically worn for 5-7 days as the lead is taped to your back and connected to a stimulating device. If the trial successfully relieves your pain you can undergo a permanent SCS if desired.
The syndromes most commonly treated with SCS include:
- Central Sensitization
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Degenerative Disk Disease
- Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
- Nerve Root Compression
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Spinal Stenosis
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