Spinal Cord Stimulation Is Effective For Chronic Neuropathic
As shown by an increasing body of research, spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a safe, efficacious, cost-effective and reversible treatment for select patients with severe chronic neuropathic pain.

SCS employs implanted epidural electrodes that deliver short-duration current or voltage pulses to excite sensory axons in the dorsal column. The precise mechanism of action of SCS remains unclear, and our understanding of chronic pain is incomplete. However, SCS is capable of interfering with the relay of non-nociceptive signals from the pain source, replacing painful sensation with more tolerable paresthesia and providing clinical improvement for some intractable pain syndromes affecting the extremities, with or without back involvement....