What is Spinal Cord Stimulation?


Spinal cord stimulation is a contemporary form of pain management. It is typically used if alternate when more conservative treatment methods are unsuccessful. Spinal cord stimulation helps by changing the pain messages a patient’s body sends to his/her brain. In this way, even though this treatment does not directly address the source of pain, it helps by transforming symptoms.

Once a thorough health history is taken and a physical examination performed, a pain care specialist will be able to tell you if this treatment is right for you. While each patient’s pain condition is unique, there are several conditions that typically respond well to spinal cord stimulation. For example, some conditions that usually fall into this category include the following:


  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Chronic back/neck pain
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Arachnoiditis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Failed back surgery syndrome
  • Epidural fibrosis

Learn more about spinal cord stimulation here.


Trigger point injections

Epidural injections

Spine facet injections

Spine rhizotomies

Medial branch block

Genicular nerve block

Sacroiliac joint injection

Articulation injections

Occipital and trigeminal nerve blocks

Regenerative medicine procedures

Celiac plexus blocks

Lumbar sympathetic blocks

Hypogastric sympathetic blocks

Lumbar discography

Intercostal nerve blocks

Radiofrequency ablation of the cervical spine

Sacroiliac joint rhizotomy

Stellate ganglion block

Spinal cord stimulation

Hyaluronic acid injections

Hardware injections

Bursa injections


© 2023 Comprehensive Pain Institute