Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)

Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) is implantable technology for the treatment of chronic, intractable pain. It works by delivering electrical impulses, and provides relief by altering the pain signals before they reach the brain. Instead of feeling the pain, you feel a tingling sensation. You are able to adjust the strength and area of stimulation using a remote control. When SCS is successful, it should provide significant long term relief, reduce the need for pain medications, and improve function. To determine if the patient is a good candidate for SCS therapy and permanent implantation, a SCS trial will be performed first. The trial is temporary lasting up to a week, where the patient will learn and decide if this is the right treatment for them.

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During this COVID-19 pandemic, our goal at Pacific Pain Medicine Consultants is to provide patient’s with quality pain management treatment while still optimizing the health and safety of our patients, providers, and staff.

We are providing telemedicine visits for new and established patients. Patients with severe pain that warrant more urgent treatment with injections will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will need to evaluate the patient’s age, medical comorbidities, and risk factors as well as potential symptoms of respiratory infection in making a determination. Elective pain procedures and injections are deferred at this time in order to minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus and to ration personal protect equipment so it may be available where it is most critically needed.