Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)
Welcome to Freedom Spine & Pain, where we’re dedicated to delivering comprehensive pain management solutions. With offices conveniently located in Boerne, San Antonio, and Kerrville, Texas, we specialize in advanced treatments such as Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) to alleviate chronic and unresponsive pain.
What is Spinal Cord Stimulation?
Spinal Cord Stimulation is an innovative and proven therapy designed to alleviate chronic pain. It involves the implantation of a device that emits controlled electrical impulses to the spinal cord, effectively modifying pain signals and providing relief without eliminating the pain’s source.
SCS is highly effective in managing various chronic pain conditions, including but not limited to:
- Back pain persisting after surgery
- Angina (heart pain)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Nerve pain (e.g., diabetic neuropathy)
- Post-amputation pain
- Visceral pain
Benefits of Spinal Cord Stimulation
The advantages of SCS therapy include:
- Adjustable Pain Control: Customizable to your unique pain levels.
- Minimally Invasive: Procedure involves only small incisions.
- Reduced Opioid Dependency: Helps decrease reliance on opioid medications.
- Low Maintenance: Requires minimal ongoing care.
- Proven Effectiveness: Continual research supports its efficacy.
Candidates for SCS Implantation
Individuals who may benefit most from SCS are those who haven’t found relief through medications, physical therapy, or less invasive interventions. Psychological factors are also considered in assessing candidacy.
While SCS is generally safe, potential risks include infection, bleeding, and rare complications like spinal cord trauma or device displacement. These risks will be thoroughly discussed during the consultation.
The SCS procedure typically involves two phases: a trial and a permanent implant. The trial phase allows you to experience the device’s effectiveness before opting for a permanent implantation.
Recovery and Results
Recovery from the SCS procedure is often smooth and comfortable. The primary goal of SCS is to achieve a 50% to 70% reduction in pain, thereby enhancing your ability to engage in daily activities and reducing reliance on pain medications.
Consultation and FAQs
We encourage you to schedule a consultation at any of our offices in Boerne, San Antonio, or Kerrville to explore whether SCS is a suitable option for managing your pain. Additionally, our FAQs section covers various queries related to SCS, addressing concerns about MRI compatibility, airport security, driving with the device, removal, and more.
At Freedom Spine & Pain, our mission is to improve the lives of our patients by providing innovative pain management solutions. Our expert team is committed to delivering personalized and evidence-based treatments to enhance your overall quality of life.
We look forward to being a part of your journey towards a life with less pain and more freedom.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards effective pain relief with Spinal Cord Stimulation.