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Is a Neurostimulator Right for You?

Chronic Pain

The treatment option that will work best for you depends on your type of pain, how severe it is, and how you respond to pain treatment.

Spinal cord stimulation might be right for you if:

  • Other treatment options haven’t provided pain relief or have intolerable/unwanted side effects
  • Further surgeries are not recommended
  • You don’t have a serious, untreated dependence on pain medication
  • You have completed a psychological evaluation
  • You don’t have medical issues that would make surgery difficult
  • You have had a successful trial

Try Neurostimulation Temporarily with a Trial

If you are considering spinal cord stimulation to control your pain, think about having a trial. A trial period allows you to ‘test drive’ spinal cord stimulation so you and your doctor can decide if it works for you, before committing to long-term therapy.

During the trial, you can:

  • Assess how well the neurostimulator relieves your pain during different activities
  • Experience how the system works and how the therapy feels
  • Decide if you want to go on to have the long-term therapy

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.