A spinal cord stimulator (SCS) is a device implanted in the spine to block pain-signaling nerves, providing an alternative to surgery and long-term pain medication for chronic back and extremity pain. SCS is particularly effective for conditions such as chronic neck or back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), neuropathy, refractory angina, and failed neck or back surgery.
A spinal cord stimulator (SCS) is a device that is implanted in the spine. The stimulator sends electric impulses that block pain signalling nerves. An SCS treats chronic back and extremity pain. An SCS is an alternative to surgery and long-term pain medication use.
Our specialists perform SCS procedures. Specialists are fellowship trained and board certified. The newest and most effective procedure techniques and devices are used. A successful procedure and pain relief are ensured. The procedure consists of two parts: a trial and an SCS implantation.
A trial procedure. Used to determine if an SCS will benefit the patient. An electrode is placed in the epidural space. Impulses are sent to the electrode. The patient provides our specialist with sensation feedback. The electrode is placed in a position where it provides maximum pain relief. Pain is monitored for one week. If pain improves, an SCS implantation is recommended.
SCS implantation. Used to place the SCS in the patient. IV sedation ensures no pain or discomfort is felt. The patient rests comfortably on their stomach. A small lower back incision is made. Two electrode wires are placed in the epidural space. A lower waistline incision is made and a small pocket is created. The SCS is placed in the small pocket. The leads are attached to the SCS. The SCS is programmed perfectly. Incisions are closed.
The patient receives special SCS instructions. The patient returns home shortly after the procedure. Restrictions ensure the electrodes do not move. The patient returns to OIBO 7-10 days after the procedure to have their stitches removed.
OIBO specialists have used an SCS to improve countless lives. An SCS is especially effective at treating:
Scheduling and attending an initial OIBO consultation is the first step in the treatment process. During an initial consultation, our specialists obtain a medical history, perform a physical exam, and order and analyze medical imaging studies. To schedule your appointment with a specialist, call 732-201-6990 or visit our contact page.