Spinal Cord Stimulation Trial & Implant 

Are you living with chronic pain that has not responded to conventional treatments? At SOLUTIONS Pain & Spine in Peachtree Corners, GA, we offer Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) Trial & Implant procedures, innovative interventions that can provide significant relief from chronic pain and improve your quality of life.


What is Spinal Cord Stimulation?

Spinal Cord Stimulation is a medical procedure that involves the use of a small implanted device to deliver mild electrical pulses to the spinal cord, interrupting pain signals and replacing them with a tingling sensation. This therapy aims to alleviate chronic pain by blocking the pain signals before they reach the brain, thus reducing or eliminating the perception of pain.


The Spinal Cord Stimulation Trial

Before proceeding with the permanent implant, a trial period is conducted to determine the effectiveness of Spinal Cord Stimulation for your specific condition. The trial involves the temporary placement of leads (thin wires) with small electrodes near your spinal cord. These leads are connected to an external stimulator that allows you to adjust the settings to find the most optimal pain relief.

During the trial, which typically lasts for a week or two, you will closely collaborate with our medical team to assess the degree of pain relief achieved, evaluate the impact on your daily activities, and determine if the therapy is suitable for your long-term pain management.


Conditions Treated by Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal Cord Stimulation is considered for a range of chronic pain conditions, including:

Failed back surgery syndrome: Persistent pain following previous spinal surgeries.

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS): A chronic pain condition that typically affects an arm or leg, often following an injury or trauma.

Neuropathic pain: Chronic pain resulting from damage or dysfunction of the nervous system, such as nerve injuries, diabetic neuropathy, or post-herpetic neuralgia.

Arachnoiditis: Inflammation of the arachnoid, a membrane surrounding the spinal cord, which can cause severe pain and neurological symptoms.

Chronic limb ischemia: Painful condition caused by reduced blood flow to the limbs, often associated with peripheral artery disease.