Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal Cord Stimulation is an evolving implanted treatment used for patients suffering from a variety of painful ailments including Failed Back Syndrome, Diabetic Neuropathy, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Phantom Pain and Spinal Stenosis and Vascular Pain, to name a few. The concept dates back to 1965, and is based on the “Gate Theory of Pain”, whereby painful ascending nerve fibers are blocked by electrical impulses created by an implanted device that is inserted in the back and flank area.