Spinal Cord Stimulator for Neuropathy Pain
Spinal Cord Stimulation
A Spinal cord Stimulator (SCS) is a proven treatment that disrupts pain signals traveling between the spinal cord and brain. SCS is an non-opioid, FDA-approved, minimally-invasive treatment and it is the most effective treatment for diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). It is effective for other pain as well, such as low back pain or sciatica.
A 7 Day Trial Of SCS Can Be Performed
At TSPC in Bloomington Illinois
What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is pain, numbness, or tingling caused from damage to a nerve. A common cause of neuropathy is diabetes, but neuropathy can occur in non-diabetics. Chronic pain from neuropathy can be severe and can disrupt sleep and significantly impact quality of life. Patients may be treated with medications, but they are only partially eﬀective and can result in serious side eﬀects.
Results of Neuropathy SCS Therapy
Patients with DPN are 17 times more likely to experience significant pain relief if treated with SCS compared to conventional treatment.
86% of patients experienced treatment success after receiving SCS therapy for one-year
Proven long-term therapy for managing chronic pain with the majority of patients experiencing meaningful pain relief through five years of treatment with SCS.
SCS is covered by almost all insurance plans
Understand the Risks
Risks include infection, lead movement, pain at the implant site, and loss of therapy eﬀectiveness. Not everyone responds to SCS in the same way, and your experience may vary. Risk of infection and severity of complications may be greater in diabetic patients.
Consider a preoperative risk assessment to determine if you are a good candidate for SCS.