Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation (SCS)

Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation (SCS) is minimally invasive surgery utilizing electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms, and legs. SCS is used to treat nerve pain in cases for which conservative treatments have failed; pain specialists believe that SCS prevents “pain signals” from being received by the brain. After a trial implantation determines its effectiveness, permanent implantation is performed under sedation or general anesthetic, implanting insulated wire leads into a designated area surrounding the spinal cord.