There is a trial procedure that is done prior to actual surgical procedures...BD

imageFor spinal cord stimulation (SCS) to control your pain, you must have a small system placed in your body. An SCS system looks and works a lot like a pacemaker. In fact, SCS systems are sometimes called “pacemakers for pain.” An SCS system generates mild electrical pulses and sends them to your spinal cord. These electrical pulses replace the feeling of pain with a tingling or massaging sensation. image

To understand how spinal cord stimulation (SCS) works, it is helpful to understand the components of a spinal cord stimulation system. SCS systems typically consist of three components designed to work together:

How Spinal Cord Stimulation Works

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  1. www.sherylrx3@aol.comFebruary 21, 2008 at 6:12 PM

    the spinal cord stimulator is the biggest fraud yet!!! anyone who is thinking of having one done better look on some of the blogs and chat boards. people who get these done are often in way more pain than they started with. please anyone with any other information regarding this FRAUDULENT expensive procedure email me at sherylrx3@aol.com

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  2. That's funny, I thought AOL was the biggest fraud yet! I had the Boston Scientifics SCS implanted not long ago,and it was the best move ever (My Pain was due to scar tissue resulting from L5-S1 lam/dis a year ago) My pain down my leg went from about a 7 to a ZERO. The Boston SCS seems to have a better success rate from what I've read/observed - plus it depends on your doctor. Travel to make sure you have the BEST.

    I have found that a lot of "failed" SCS cases are work comp cases - i.e., people who don't want to go back to work. I'm not saying all w/c case are like that, just the 99% I see as a work comp legal professional.

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