Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) is an intervention for chronic back and/or leg pain that can be an effective alternative treatment for patients that have failed other therapies including back surgery to manage their pain. An implanted spinal cord stimulator delivers small electrical signals through a lead implanted in the epidural space. This interrupts the pain signals that travel between your spinal cord and your brain. Instead of pain, patients should feel up to 50% or more relief.
A temporary placement of the Spinal Cord Stimulator is performed to ensure that this treatment is successful. After the trial, you and your doctor will decide whether spinal cord stimulation will help manage your chronic pain and if you should proceed with the permanent device implant.