Spinal Cord Stimulation (or SCS) is a safe, drug-free, FDA-approved pain management treatment that’s been used by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
Boston Scientific’s SCS systems have been clinically proven to help reduce chronic pain —in part because they’re so personalized to your unique needs.
After all, no two people feel pain in the same way. So it’s no surprise that the more we customize SCS therapy, the more likely you are to experience lasting pain relief.
You feel pain when nerves send pain signals through your spinal cord to your brain. SCS is designed to interrupt these signals so you don’t perceive them as pain.
What Does SCS Feel Like?
Most SCS systems replace the feeling of pain with a soothing, massage-like sensation called “paresthesia.” Some SCS systems treat pain without paresthesia, using a type of stimulation you can’t feel. There’s no way to know which type of stimulation will work best for you without trying them — which is why Boston Scientific gives you both options in a single device.
In fact, our SCS systems offer a wide range of different sensations and allow you to switch back and forth between them. You can even target different areas of your body with different sensations at the same time. This flexibility gives you the best chance of finding the right therapy for your pain.
There’s an easy way to find out. Before making a commitment, you can “test-drive” Boston Scientific’s SCS therapy with a temporary trial system.
During this time, a Boston Scientific representative will work with you and your doctor to personalize your therapy. By the end, you’ll know how SCS works for you.