Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal cord stimulation, or SCS, is a therapy that has been helping people manage their chronic pain for more than 40 years. SCS works by masking or interrupting pain signals as they travel up the spinal cord to the brain. And while it can’t cure or eliminate the cause of your pain, for many people, SCS can provide control over certain types of chronic pain.

Who is a candidate for SCS?
Not everyone with chronic pain is a candidate for spinal cord stimulation therapy. Candidates for spinal cord stimulation generally have chronic pain in their arms, legs or back for six months or longer. Their pain is “neuropathic,” meaning that it produces a burning, tingling, or numb sensation; and they have not found adequate relief with other treatment options.

Potential benefits of SCS
Along with being a reversible procedure, the benefits of SCS may include:

  • A significant reduction in chronic pain
  • A reduced need for oral pain medication
  • An improved ability to perform daily activities

As with any treatment plan, the exact measure of success with SCS depends on the individual. In general, SCS is considered successful if you experience at least a 50% decrease in your pain.

Algovita® SCS – The Next Generation SCS System
The Algovita® Spinal Cord Stimulation System combines the best aspects of proven SCS technology into a single, patient-friendly system. It enables you to customize pain therapy to your individual needs, so you can get back to living the active life you want