Block Pain with Spinal Cord Stimulation
When was the last time that you had pain—real pain—that didn’t go away? How long did it last? Even if it eventually subsided, you probably had desperate thoughts, wondering if you’d be dealing with the pain for the rest of your life, if it would impact your mobility and your outlook.
That’s not an irrational thought process, unfortunately: Many people around the world deal with some type of chronic pain, and oftentimes its concentrated in a high-impact area such as the legs or back.
Science keeps learning about the cause and duration of pain, and many people have combined a traditional approach to pain management with non-traditional therapies, too. There is, however, one approach that may offer some relief and may be a way to avoid surgery: spinal cord stimulation, also known as SCS.
SCS relies on a small implant to deliver electrical currents and help in pain relief. Want to learn more? Check out the details in this graphic.