Spinal Cord Stimulator and Neuromodulation Devices for Chronic Neuropathic Pain and Other Indications

Advanced Implantable Neuromodulation devices for Chronic Pain

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and neuromodulation devices are implanted devices that deliver electrical pulses to the spinal cord or nerves to block pain signals from traveling to the brain. These devices are used to treat a variety of chronic pain conditions, including: Neuropathic pain Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) Ischemic pain Angina pectoris Chronic pancreatitis Chronic painful bladder syndrome Chronic abdominal pain SCS and neuromodulation devices are typically implanted in a two-stage procedure. During the first stage, a trial electrode is placed near the spinal cord or nerves. The patient then wears an external pulse generator for a few weeks to see how they respond to the treatment. If the trial is successful, the patient will undergo a second procedure to implant the permanent device. The permanent SCS or neuromodulation device consists of a pulse generator and one or more electrodes. The pulse generator is implanted under the skin, usually in the abdomen or buttocks. The electrodes are inserted into the epidural space, the area around the spinal cord, or directly into the nerves. The pulse generator is controlled by a remote control that allows the patient to adjust the intensity and frequency of the stimulation. The patient can also turn the device on and off as needed. SCS and neuromodulation devices are generally safe and effective for the treatment of chronic pain. However, there are some risks associated with the procedure, such as infection, bleeding, and nerve damage.


A non-surgical treatment for chronic pain

SCS can offer a number of benefits for patients with chronic pain, including: Reduced pain levels Improved quality of life Reduced need for pain medication Improved sleep Increased mobility

SCS is generally safe and effective, but there are some risks associated with the procedure, such as infection, bleeding, and nerve damage. Other potential risks include: Electrical interference with pacemakers and other implanted devices Electrode migration Battery failure

SCS is typically recommended for patients with chronic pain that has not responded to other treatments, such as physical therapy, medication, and injections. SCS is also a good option for patients who cannot tolerate or have side effects from pain medication.

SCS devices are typically designed to last for several years. However, the battery in the pulse generator will eventually need to be replaced.

Yes, SCS is typically covered by insurance for patients who meet certain criteria. The patient's insurance company will need to review the patient's medical records to determine if SCS is medically necessary.

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