Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)

Spinal cord stimulation is an effective treatment in patients with otherwise untreatable pain, mostly due to severe degenerative changes of the spine. Nowadays it is performed effectively in cases of severe angina pectoris. An electrode is implanted in the spinal canal and test stimulation is performed for several days. When pain reduction is effective the impulse generator will be implanted.

Lead position in the spinal cord

Courtesy Medtronic Inc.

 

SCS schematically

Courtesy Medtronic Inc.

 

X-ray with lead in position

Courtesy Medtronic Inc.

 

SCS system

Courtesy Medtronic Inc.

 

Seite drucken


Comments are closed.