SPINAL CORD STIMULATION
Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)
Is SCS right for you? If you suffer from chronic pain, a Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) System may be the right choice. SCS therapy is often considered when medications or surgery are not an option or when the side effects of your current therapy are impacting your quality of life.
Contact us today so that we can help you assess your pain and work with you to decide if SCS may be right for you.
How Does SCS Work?
A spinal cord stimulator works to mask pain signals before they reach the brain. SCS systems have a small implanted pulse generator, called a stimulator, and thin wires called leads. These are implanted into your body. The stimulator delivers tiny pulses of mild electric current through the leads to specific nerves on the spinal cord. These impulses mask pain signals traveling to the brain.
A remote control allows you to turn stimulation on and off, increase and decrease the level of stimulation, and target different pain areas in your body using settings or programs designed specifically for you.
Pain signals travel along nerve fibers through the spinal cord to the brain.
A small implantable pulse generator (IPG) and tiny medical leads are implanted into the body.
Directed by an external remote control, electrical impulses are generated by the IPG.
These impulses mask pain signals as they travel to the brain — where they’re perceived as a gentle, tingling feeling called paresthesia.