Patients we’ve treated with spinal cord stimulation have reported significant relief over 80% of the time. This treatment is very effective for treating certain types of chronic pain related to nerve and tissue damage, as well as failed back surgery syndrome and pain caused spinal disorders.
While complete pain relief is not guaranteed, a greater than 50% decrease in reported pain is commonly reported. Patients will undergo a trial procedure where a temporary SCS is placed for 5-10 days. The trial helps patients and our doctors learn how to use the system, develop a comfort with how it feels, and gauge what degree of pain relief it provides. The trial provides a prognostic guide for how much pain relief the SCS will provide long term.