Pain comes in all different forms.
There’s temporary pain—say, when you stub your toe or when a child falls down and skins a knee. And then there’s chronic pain, usually the result of a severe injury or accident, or even the long-term breakdown of one of the body’s systems.
Two spots are troublesome for many people are back and legs. And chronic pain in those areas can be debilitating to other spots, such as the neck.
There are a whole host of traditional and non-traditional approaches to pain that provide varying levels of success for people.
But there’s one approach that’s provided pain relief for nearly everyone, as well as an improvement in such necessary functions as sleep: spinal cord stimulation, or SCS.
SCS serves as an alternative to back surgery; it works when small pulse generators are implanted in the buttocks and provides electrical currents to the spine. Want to learn more about SCS? This graphic can help.