Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Stopping The Pain With Spinal Cord Stimulation

scs2 While it’s been around since the 1960s, spinal cord stimulation (SCS) also known as neurostimulation, is a way to control spinal pain.

The technology has been improving and is now an FDA approved way both to reduce pain and also to improve functional ability and quality of life.

SCS gives patients who cannot have surgery an alternative. In fact, for some patients, SCS can be more effective than repeated surgery.

SCS can even reduce the need for medications, which means there are no side effects to be concerned about.

To find out if SCS is a good option for you, consult a physician who is knowledgeable about both chronic pain and SCS therapy.

So…I would recommend exploring SCS therapy before going through back surgery.

For lower back pain, be sure to see this: Shiatsu for Back Pain

(Reported The Health Journal July 2010)

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