Are You in Pain? We Can Help.
Contact us to schedule an appointment with our pain management specialists. We offer comprehensive treatment plans that will help you start to feel like yourself again.

Are You Interested in a Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial?

If you’ve been suffering from chronic pain, your treating physician has likely already talked to you about an outpatient surgical procedure called spinal cord stimulation (SCS). SCS is FDA-approved and is one of the most commonly-used medical treatments for persistent back, leg and arm pain. To see if you qualify to participate in a spinal cord stimulator trial, talk to the pain specialists at the Indianapolis Center for Pain Management. They have over 20 years of experience diagnosing, treating and relieving a wide range of chronic pain conditions – and can help you determine the best medical treatment options.

What patients qualify for spinal cord stimulator trials?

Spinal cord stimulator treatment is oftentimes an option for patients with chronic and severe neuropathic pain, or for patients who have not responded to prior conservative pain treatment plans for a minimum of 6 months. Other patients that frequently qualify for spinal cord stimulator trials, have:

  • Failed back surgery syndrome (failed back syndrome)
  • Chronic pain syndromes such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Poor response to prior conservative pain treatment for a minimum of 6 months
  • Severe nerve related pain or numbness
  • Chronic lower back pain and leg pain
  • Ischemic leg pain

Schedule an evaluation with the pain specialists at the Indianapolis Center for Pain Management to see if you qualify to participate in spinal cord stimulator trials.

What is a spinal cord stimulator (SCS)?

A spinal cord stimulator is an implantable neurostimulation device used for the management of a wide spectrum of pain syndromes. As many as 50,000 spinal cord stimulators are implanted in chronic pain patients worldwide each year. There are three main types: conventional SCS systems that require a minor surgical procedure to replace the device’s power source when it runs out; radiofrequency SCS systems which require high output external power sources to activate stimulation because they are typically used for the most challenging cases involving complex, multi-extremity pain and long-term treatment; and rechargeable SCS systems are the newest type of SCS devices which allow the patient to recharge the power source when it runs low.

Ask the pain doctors at the Indianapolis Center for Pain Management if a SCS device could help relieve your chronic pain symptoms.

How does a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) work?

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) works using a small implanted device and electrical lead with a series of 4-8 wires to stimulate the spinal cord and spinal nerves with tiny electrical impulses. The electrical currents interfere with the nerve impulses along the spinal cord, interrupting the pain signals to the brain.

Ready for Relief?
Fill out this form & we'll contact you to schedule an appointment.