Spinal Cord Stimulation Alternative To Back Surgery

Kanuru Interventional Spine and Pain Institute

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Highland, IN & Crown Point, IN

Do you have long-term pain that seems untreatable? Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) is a clinically proven, FDA-approved therapy that helps you control your chronic pain. At Kanuru Interventional Spine & Pain Institute, Dr. Kanuru uses cutting-edge products from Boston Scientific to provide comprehensive SCS treatment, as an alternative to back surgery, to people in Highland, Valparaiso, and Demotte, Indiana. Don’t suffer another day. Call Kanuru Interventional Spine & Pain Institute to start your SCS treatment trial.

Spinal Cord Stimulation Q & A

Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) is a safe and effective therapy that has been used for more than 40 years, as an alternative to back surgery, to help people take control of their chronic pain.

What is Spinal Cord Stimulation treatment?

SCS is a therapy and alternative to back surgery for people with long-term pain who aren’t achieving results with prescription medication or surgery. SCS treatment sends electrical pulses through your spinal cord to mask pain signals sent to your brain. The electrical pulses are sent through a small stimulator and implanted under your skin in your lower back and controlled with a remote control. The stimulator is small enough that you won’t see the device under your skin.

Everyone’s pain profile is different. That’s why Dr. Kanuru uses Boston Scientific products to provide multiple options for SCS therapy. Boston Scientific products can target pain with multiple sensations, including:

  • Paresthesia (a tingling sensation)
  • No paresthesia
  • A combination of both

In fact, Boston Scientific was the first to be FDA-approved to deliver both paresthesia and paresthesia-free therapy simultaneously. Boston Scientific SCS treatment also can target pain in different parts of your body at the same time, as needed.

Is Spinal Cord Stimulation right for me?

Decide whether SCS is right for you by participating in the 3-7 day temporary trial. In the trial period, the stimulator you wear is external and temporary. If you experience significant relief during the trial period, SCS may be a good fit for you and you can consider getting the permanent implant. Remember, if needed, the permanent implant can always be removed.

SCS is an affordable treatment covered by many insurance plans, including Medicare and most commercial and worker’s insurance payment plans. SCS is also an alternative to back surgery.

Does Spinal Cord Stimulation cure pain completely?

Everyone reacts differently to any pain relief measure. Once you undergo the 3-7 day trial period, you understand whether SCS can provide adequate pain relief. SCS is considered effective if:

  • You can participate in normal activities
  • Your pain medication dosage or usage lowers
  • You feel less pain on a daily basis by at least 50%

SCS is a safe and effective therapy that’s been used as an alternative for back surgery for over 40 years to help people take control of their chronic pain. Get relief today. Make an appointment with Dr. Kanuru to implement a pain treatment plan that includes Boston Scientifics cutting edge SCS software.