Spinal Cord Stimulator
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an innovative technology that is increasingly being used in the treatment of chronic pain of the back, neck, legs, and arms.
SCS placement involves implantation of wire leads through the skin into the back. From here, a small electronic device, which may be implanted beneath the skin, is used to send mild electrical pulses.
Pain is reduced by altering or masking the abnormal pain signals travelling from the spinal cord before they reach the brain, where the pain is sensed. The mild electrical pulses from the SCS themselves are usually not perceptible.
SCS procedure is considered a minor surgical procedure, which is usually low risk and major complications are rare.
SCS treatment is reversible and the devices can be removed if necessary.
To be assessed as a potential candidate for this procedure at our facility, please obtain a referral from your physician to set an appointment.