spinal cord which should result in decreased pain. Spinal cord stimulation also involves the placement of a tiny programmable generator to emit the electrical currents to the spinal column. The electrical current delivered through spinal cord stimulation competes with the transmission of pain signals to help alleviate pain. The stimulation creates a pleasant, tingling sensation that blocks the brain’s ability to sense the previously perceived pain. The generator allows remote control and adjustment of the stimulation.
Spinal cord stimulation is often beneficial for patients with chronic back, limb or neck pain, peripheral nerve injury or neuropathy.