Spinal cord stimulation is a good option for those suffering from chronic neuropathic pain in back, arms and legs for at least six months. The patients that got no pain relief from surgery, pain medication or nerve blocking agents can also qualify. Qualified doctors or pain specialists can determine its suitability.
Spinal cord stimulation therapy is completely reversible and electric contacts, wire and generator of stimulator can be removed at anytime without any permanent changes to spine. It is implanted with minimally invasive procedures and adjustable therapy with hand held controller. Other major advantages of SCS include reduction in use of opium derivatives for pain relief, delivers targeted pain relief only where it is needed, virtually no side effects and highly cost effective.