Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) is an advanced option for those patients with back or leg pain who may or may not have had back surgery. It is generally thought that SCS short circuits the pain before it reaches the brain.
In the early days, it was used for end-stage chronic pain, often due to failed fusion surgery. As medicine advanced and neurostimulator devices improved, SCS became more common and effective. Today, while still used to treat failed fusion surgery, this innovative pain relief treatment is often included in additional treatment protocols, including treatment for complex regional pain syndrome, multilevel degenerative disc disease, chronic lower back and leg pain, and painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN).
Before undergoing epidural nerve stimulation, the provider will review the process with you, explaining the steps and equipment involved. Patients undergo a trial epidural stimulator to “test drive” the treatment for about a week. If you like the results of the short-term SCS trial, then you can opt for the long-term treatment.
We are dedicated to finding the correct diagnosis and treatment for your pain. We specialize in minimally invasive non-surgical treatments. Our focus on minimally invasive treatments allows you to improve your quality of life and continue your daily activities with less interference to you. Our procedures happen in our clinic using the latest cutting-edge techniques. If you’ve been losing out on life’s great pleasures due to pain, please give us a call today and let’s see what treatment options we can offer you.