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About the WaveWriter Alpha Spinal Cord Stimulator

SCS can be a potential drug-free, proven treatment option for people suffering from debilitating chronic pain amidst a national emergency of opioid addiction. The SCS system works by sending electrical impulses that trigger nerve fibers along the spinal cord, interrupting the pain message traveling to the brain. When this happens, pain relief may be accompanied by a soothing, tingling sensation (paresthesia based) or depending on the patient’s preference no tingling sensation at all. While paresthesia free therapy has typically taken a few days or longer to take full effect, for the first time, the WaveWriter Alpha SCS Systems provide patients immediate paresthesia-free pain relief through Fast Acting Sub-Perception Therapy (FAST™). WaveWriter Alpha SCS Systems also offer a personalized suite of digital solutions to help physicians assess pain relief and other functional outcomes as they continue to provide patients with long-term medical care. These digital tools provide insights from the device’s Bluetooth connectivity and the mySCS™ app, so both the patient and physician can understand the patient’s current condition and stay connected remotely, as needed, throughout the pain management journey.


The stimulator sends mild pulses through the leads to the nerves that interrupt the pain signal on the way to the brain.
Boston Scientific’s proven drug-free SCS therapy can be personalized to deliver the lasting relief you need where and when you need it.