Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant

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.

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Related Pain Disorders

  • Cervical Radiculopathy

    The spinal cord branches out to all parts of the body. The part of a nerve that connects to the spinal cord is called a nerve root. If one of these roots is injured or pinched, pain, weakness, numbness or tingling may be felt in the part of body served by that nerve. more

  • Degenerative Disc Disease

    This condition is a weakening of one or more vertebral discs, which normally act as a cushion between the vertebrae. This condition can develop as a natural part of the aging process, but it may also result from injury to the back. more

  • Herniated Disc (Cervical)

    When a disc in the cervical spine ruptures, soft material from inside the disc can form a bulge that presses painfully against the spinal cord and nerve roots. more

  • Herniated Discs

    This rupture of a vertebral disc can be caused by the normal wear of aging or by traumatic injury. A herniated disc can push painfully against a nerve root, sending pain down the sciatic nerve and resulting in a burning, tingling, and/or numbing sensation from the lower back down to one or both feet. more

  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)

    The spinal cord branches out to all parts of the body. The part of a nerve that connects to the spinal cord is called a nerve root. If one of these roots is injured or pinched, pain, weakness, numbness or tingling may be felt in the part of the body served by that nerve. more

  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome

    Post laminectomy syndrome, also called failed back syndrome, is a continuous and chronic pain that can develop after certain types of back surgery. more

  • Spinal Stenosis

    Spinal stenosis results from new bone and soft tissue growth on the vertebrae, which reduces the space in the spinal canal. When the nerve roots are pinched, a painful burning, tingling and /or numbing sensation is felt from the lower back down to the legs and sometimes all the way to the feet. more

  • Spinal Stenosis (Cervical)

    This condition is a narrowing of the spinal canal that results from the degeneration of bones, discs or joints in the cervical spine. more

  • Spondylolisthesis

    In this condition, damage to the bones or joints causes vertebrae to slip forward and distort the spinal cord. The animation will show two types of spondylolisthesis, degenerative and isthmic. more