Chronic pains, despite best medication, deteriorate over a period of time. Advancement in the field of pain management has led to spinal cord stimulation therapy in which a small device like cardiac pacemaker is implanted under skin in body. This device is known as spinal cord stimulator, pass on mild electric current from pulse generator to nerve fibers in pain affected areas. Thereby, modify and mask pain impulses from reaching to brain and reduce pain sensation.
Usually neurosurgeons, physicians or pain management specialists use spinal cord stimulation therapy after reviewing medical history, medication regime and physical condition of patients. Chronic patients suffering due to pain despite surgeries for spinal cord, arms and lower limbs have been immensely benefitted by this therapy.