Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial
What is a Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial?
A spinal cord stimulator (SCS) is a small device placed surgically under
your skin. A thin wire carries electrical impulses from a programmable
pulse generator to the nerve fibers of the spinal cord. The SCS can be
turned on or off. The SCS stimulates the nerves in the area where your
pain is felt. Pain is reduced because the electrical impulses modify and
mask the pain signal from reaching your brain. Stimulation does not eliminate
the source of pain it simply interferes with the signal to the brain.
The amount of pain relief varies for each person.
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