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Spinal cord stimulation is a method used in the treatment of chronic pain. This treatment aims to alleviate pain by blocking or reducing the transmission of pain signals. During the procedure, electrodes are implanted under the skin, and electrical impulses are sent to the nerve fibers in the spinal cord. Here is more detailed information about SCS:

Application Method: The SCS procedure is usually two-staged. In the first stage, temporary electrodes are placed under the skin, and temporary stimulation is applied through an external stimulator device. If the temporary stimulation is successful and the patient’s pain is significantly reduced, in the second stage, permanent electrodes are implanted, and a permanent stimulator device is implanted.

Candidates: SCS is commonly used in patients with chronic back and leg pain, complex regional pain syndrome, neuropathic pain, head, and neck pain, who are resistant to treatment or have not benefited from other treatment options.

How It Works: SCS works by sending electrical impulses to the nerve fibers that transmit pain signals. These impulses block or modulate the transmission of pain signals, thereby reducing or blocking the sensation of pain. Additionally, SCS is believed to increase the release of natural pain-relieving chemicals such as endorphins and serotonin.

Side Effects: The side effects of SCS can be minimal but may include skin irritation, infection at the electrode insertion site, discomfort, or a tingling sensation felt in the stimulation area. Rarely, nerve or tissue damage may occur during the placement of the device.

Effectiveness and Success Rate: The effectiveness of SCS varies from patient to patient. While it provides significant pain relief for some patients, it may be less effective for others. However, overall, SCS has been shown to have the potential to significantly reduce chronic pain.

Performed in a Hospital Setting: The SCS procedure is performed in a hospital or surgical center and is typically managed by a pain specialist, a neurosurgical specialist, and an anesthesia specialist.

Not a Permanent Solution: While SCS is a treatment method for managing pain, it is generally not a permanent solution. The battery life of the device is limited, and battery replacement may be required. Additionally, in some cases, the device may need to be removed.

SCS may be an effective pain management option for suitable candidates, but it may not be suitable for every patient. Therefore, it is important to consult with a pain specialist to determine if SCS is an option for you.