Spinal Cord Stimulation

One particular treatment for chronic pain is Spinal Cord Stimulation. In this interventional pain management treatment, a permanent spinal cord stimulator is implanted under the skin. The stimulator masks the pain signals traveling through your spinal cord before they reach your brain. The implanted device is similar to a pacemaker used for the heart and is so small that it does not interfere with normal daily activities.
So far, data has shown that despite the seemingly initial higher costs, SCS is substantially cost-effective for the long-term. All in all, spinal cord stimulation has been established as an effective treatment in a number of chronic pain syndromes.
Consult your pain specialist at UPMC to see if this is the right option for you. You can help yourself or someone you love get back to living life!

You Might Also Enjoy...

How Can You Benefit From BMA?

Regenerative injection therapy using bone marrow aspiration (BMA) is a recent development in medical science that has seen extraordinary results across a number of different patient types and ailments.

Five Ways To Avoid A Knee Injury This Sports Season

Now that the fall sports season has kicked off, millions are practicing, playing and competing across the country. But, with contact sports comes contact injuries and many are feeling the impact of the games played all over their bodies.

Easy Relief For Neck Strain

Chronic neck pain can be frustrating and distracting, but there are some simple techniques to alleviate or prevent it on your own.