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.
While connected to a temporary, external stimulator, electrodes at the end of the lead create electrical pulses that stimulate nerves and block pain signals. While getting feedback from the patient, the doctors test various electrode locations to determine which spot provides the most pain relief via the electrical pulses.
Following a trial period, if the amount of pain relief is acceptable, the doctors may conduct permanent implantation that will deliver steady electrical pulses via a permanent lead that is connected to an implanted battery.
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