Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)
We would like to invite you to a informative patient education class about Spinal Cord Stimulators (SCS). We will be providing detailed information about this effective treatment option at this session. There will be a Question and Answer period at the end!
Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) is a very effective means of controlling nerve-related pain, which also improves functional ability and quality of life. SCS uses a thin cable, or lead, to deliver low-level electrical impulses to the spinal cord. These impulses interfere with the signaling of pain between the spinal cord and the brain. The lead is placed into the epidural space around the spinal cord and is then attached to a compact battery, which is controlled with a hand-held programmer.
SCS is used for treatment of chronic or intractable pain. It may reduce the need for pain medications. Patients living with many diagnoses have experienced great relief with SCS: Radiculopathy, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Epidural Fibrosis, Arachnoiditis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), and Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. SCS is approved by the FDA and covered by most insurance companies, as well as Medicare.
We are very pleased with the response that some of our patients have had with this procedure. We hope you can join us for this wonderful opportunity to learn about options for your pain management.