Central States Pain Clinic

Spinal Cord Stimulation (Trial and Permanent Placement)

Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs. It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received by the brain. SCS candidates include people who suffer from neuropathic pain and for whom conservative treatments have failed.

Before permanent placement of the spinal cord stimulator a trial procedure is completed. The trial period is about a week in length and will provide the patient and care team with a good indication as to if the therapy will benefit the patient.

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