What Is Spinal Cord Stimulation?
Why Choose SCS?
Spinal cord stimulation has three significant advantages:
1.It can be highly effective in relieving certain types of Back pain, Arm pain, and leg pain.
2.You can try SCS before you have a permanent system placed in your body, so you will know if the therapy will work for you.
3.The system can be turned off permanently or removed if you do not get the level of relief you desire.
Will SCS Help Me?
Spinal cord stimulation is not for everyone—for several reasons:
- Your physician may want to try less advanced treatment options first, such as pain medications, physical therapy, nerve blocks or other therapies.
- You may have a type of pain that does not respond well to SCS.
- The best way to find out whether SCS could help you is to talk to your physician here at Southern Coast Specialists about having an SCS trial.
What Are the Potential Risks and Complications?
As with any surgical procedure or pain therapy, complications can occur. Although the risk of complications is low, you should discuss all risk factors and concerns with your physician.