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Spinal Cord Stimulation may be an effective tool in reducing your chronic pain. However, it is important to understand that pain is unique to each individual—not everything works the same on everyone. SCS is one of several therapies used to help control severe, ongoing neuropathic pain. Other options, which doctors usually try first, include physical therapy, different types of medications, injections and sometimes surgery.
Talk to your pain management specialist to find out if Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) can help you take control of your pain. SCS is generally considered successful if:
- Your pain is significantly reduced
- You are able to get back to your daily activities
- You are able to relax and sleep better
The goal of SCS is to achieve significant or total relief from back pain and to be able to return to a happy, productive lifestyle.