A Complete Guide To

Spinal Cord Stimulation Treatment Mt. Airy Maryland

What Is Spinal Cord Stimulation?

Spinal Cord Stimulation is a, non-opioid, FDA-approve therapy that helps patients find effective relief from chronic pain. SCS works by sending electrical impulses to an area near the spinal cord. These impulses disrupt chronic neuropathic pain signals and transform them into a soothing, pleasant sensation. 

17x

more likely to experience pain relief

86%

treatment success after SCS therapy 

5yrs

of meaningful pain relief

Spinal Cord Stimulation Treatment

SCS Treatment Overview

  • How The Procedure Works
  • How It Helps with Chronic Pain
  • Important Safety information

A Non-Opioid Treatment for Chronic Pain

We use Medtronic SCS Neurostimulators — a device similar to a pacemaker — that delivers stimulation impulses and is implanted under the skin. The impulses travel from the device to the spine over thin insulated wires called leads. The leads send mild electrical impulses to your spine. The stimulator works by interrupting pain signals between your spinal cord and your brain so that you can get back to doing the everyday things you love most.

Candidates For SCS

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) offers a non-opioid, FDA approved alternative for patients have not had not responded to traditional treatments like:

  • Physical Therapy 
  • Injection Therapy 
  • Medicinal Management 
  • Spinal Surgery 

Conditions SCS Treats

Conditions Treated

Spinal Cord Stimulation is an effective treatment option for the following chronic pain conditions:

  • Diabetic Neuropathy 
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome 
  • Herniated Nucleus Pulposus 
  • Neuropathic Pain 
  • Radiculopathy 
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 

Symptom Relief

SCS is a treatment option for those suffering from the following pain symptoms:

  • Burning 
  • Throbbing 
  • Shooting 
  • Numbness 
  • Tingling
  • Controlled Pain Relief

  • Test Drive The Device 

  • Few Side Effects

  • Re-programmable

  • Minimally Invasive

  • Better Quality of Life

  • Comfort & Quality

  • Comprehensive Care 

The Stimulator is customized to the individual patient’s pain pattern. 

Controlled Pain Relief

The Stimulator is customized to the individual patient’s pain pattern. 

Few Side Effects

There are few side effects and is reversible.

Minimally Invasive

Permanent implantation is minimally invasive, with a significantly less recovery time than major spinal surgery.

Comfort & Quality

We partner with Medtronic with SCS devices that are designed with your comfort in mind. Their thin size may give you enhanced comfort and may remain undetected under clothing.

Test Drive The Device

A 3-5 day trial period allowing the patient to test the device and decide if it provides significant improvement to their functionality, before committing to the permanent implant. 

Re-Programmable

The ability to re-program as the patient’s pain pattern changes.

Better Quality oF Life

Allows for decreased opioid dependency, improve sleep, and enhances overall quality of living.

Comprehensive Care

A representative is always available for questions and concerns, both during the trial period, as well as after the permanent implant. 

Advantages of Spinal Cord Stimulation

Advantages Of SCS

New advances in the technology of Spinal Cord Stimulation have changed the way pain physicians are able to treat chronic nerve pain symptoms.  

There are many advantages to Spinal Cord Stimulation to treat patients suffering from severe, chronic nerve pain. Use the button boxes to explore all the advantages.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few frequent questions that we get about SCS therapy. If you don't see your question here then you can ask us directly using the link here.

Will my insurance company cover treatment?

Yes. Most insurance companies cover this treatment for post-laminectomy syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome, diabetic painful neuropathy.

Is the SCS Trial as effective as an implanted device?

Yes. The goal for the stimulator trial is to assess pain relief and improvement to functionality. We are looking for 50% or greater improvement. If the trial was successful, then the permanent implant should be successful as well.

Can I receive an MRI Scan?

Yes these devices are now MRI compatible. We make sure that we choose the correct device for specific medical conditions that may need further imaging.

Will I need another surgery to replace SCS stimulator?

Devices with rechargeable batteries that are at the end of their service life will send an alert that a replacement is needed. The device will still work during this time, but it is time to contact your doctor get a replacement.

Can I control the stimulation?

Yes, the stimulator can controlled by the patient using a programmer that acts as a remote control.

Can I travel or move to another part of they country?

Yes, you can travel and move to another part of the country. We utilize international companies and have customer service reps throughout the country.

How do I recharge the device?

The devices have rechargeable battery as well as non rechargeable options.


The rechargeable battery has an external charger that the patient wears around their waist. And to charge the device.

Do I need a psych evaluation to proceed?

Once a patient has been identified for an SCS trial, then next step is to obtain authorization from the insurance company. This authorization process may require a psychiatric evaluation, which we can facilitate.

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Your quality of life is greatly effected if you’re suffering from agonizing back pain, neck pain, throbbing headaches or facial pain. Fortunately you don’t have to live in chronic daily pain. We can help.