Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) is a well-established pain treatment which has been used globally for over 30 years. It involves implanting a small device which delivers mild electrical pulses to the spinal cord. These pulses modulates the transmission of pain signals to the brain, thus reducing pain.
SCS treats chronic neuropathic pain by using different frequencies of electrical stimulation. Traditionally, SCS systems used low frequencies of stimulation, producing a “tingling” sensation along with the desired pain relief. Recently, new patterns of stimulation have been developed and successfully tested in clinical trials, offering improved long-term pain relief and absence of stimulation-induced sensations.