I had this spinal cord stimulator (SCS) implant done in March, and it has given me back my life! Its like a miracle the way it works. Side effects? Yeah. I can walk again. Hows that for a side effect!!
Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant - Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs. It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received by the brain. SCS candidates include people who suffer from neuropathic pain and for whom conservative treatments have failed. #spine #health http://www.southeasternspine.com/procedures-treatments/spinal-cord-stimulator-implant/
Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Back and Neck Pain
Next step. While spinal cord stimulation does not work for everyone, most patients with chronic pain who qualify for a spinal cord stimulator report a 50 to 70% reduction in their pain, as well as an increased ability to participate in normal family and work activities.
This is not my wife but she went thru the same... Trial Spinal cord Stimulator also known as an SCS. The pictures show my experience with the treatment for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Image 1-3-4 show the bandages of where the device and wire is inserted into my spinal column and then strapped to the side of my body. The wire leads then connected to a stimulator device and remote. Image 2 is my xray of the wire leads and electrode up my spine. The xray shows the device was placed…