Spinal Cord Stimulation
Since its inception in the early 1970’s, this novel therapy has evolved to become one of the most promising innovations in the field of Pain Medicine. Studies have shown it is effective for the relief of a variety of pain syndromes, from pain after spinal surgery to chronic angina, and cost effective for the health budget.
New modes of applying spinal cord stimulation continue to push the boundaries of what we thought possible for this therapy. Burst and high frequency stimulation, as well as combined modality programs are providing patients with more individual programming options and flexibility. Paraesthesia-free stimulation and “closed loop” stimulation are new features meeting the needs of stimulation patients.
Device battery life, recharging options and general durability continue to improve as the systems for delivering effective pain relief via spinal cord stimulation rapidly evolve in response to patients’ needs.
For further information about spinal cord stimulation, see our website pages under Interventional Treatments, and discuss with your Pain Specialist.