Spinal cord stimulation, or neuromodulation, can be an effective alternative or adjunct treatment to conventional therapies such as medications and physical therapy.
An implantable spinal cord stimulator uses small electrical signals delivered through electrode leads which are implanted within the epidural space. Pain signals that pass the area are disrupted and inhibited before they can reach the brain. There are a number of potential benefits which have been established with extensive use and testing.
Published studies have demonstrated that when used in carefully selected patients spinal cord stimulation can significantly improve long term pain relief, improve quality of life and reduce disability.1