Spinal Cord Stimulator

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Back and Neck Pain

A spinal cord stimulator (SCS) device is surgically placed under your skin and sends a mild electric current to your spinal cord.

Unlike most surgical procedures, spinal cord stimulation therapy is reversible. If a person decides at any time to discontinue the therapy, the electrical contacts, wires, and generator can all be removed and there are no permanent changes to the spine.

 

Reasons for the procedure

Spinal cord stimulation is a therapy that masks pain signals before they reach the brain. A small device, similar to a pacemaker, is implanted in the body to deliver electrical pulses to the spinal cord. It helps patients better manage their chronic pain symptoms and decrease the use of opioid medications.

This stimulation does not eliminate the source of pain, it simply interferes with the signal to the brain, and so the amount of pain relief varies for each person. The goal for SCS is a 50 to 70% reduction in pain. Stimulation does not work for everyone. Some patients may find the sensation unpleasant. In other cases it may not cover the entire pain area.


 

About Us

The first in Texas to perform micro-endoscopic laser spine surgery with an incision as small as 3 mm, Dr. Won advises multiple international spine technology companies and has helped design many groundbreaking tools for the minimally invasive spine surgery industry.

Dr. Won also innovated the Pain Mapping procedures, this diagnostic study helps to pin point the pain generator so that we can provide the least invasive spine procedures, LuMINI.

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