Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS)
A spinal cord stimulator helps control chronic pain by using a small pulse generator that sends electric pulses that interfere with the nerve impulses that produce pain. A spinal cord stimulator is an outpatient procedure where a physician will place a small lead wire through a needle to the area of the spine region to control your pain.
What it Treats
A spinal cord stimulator can be useful in treating a herniated disc, failed back surgery, sciatic pain, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and chronic back pain.