Spinal cord stimulation can be very effective at treating nerve pain (neuropathic pain) and dysfunction from a number of different conditions. It has been shown to be particularly effective at relieving resistant nerve pain such as lumbar radiculopathy following spinal surgery. It involves the implantation of a wire and a device the size of a matchbox.
HF10 therapy has been effective at treating chronic pain even if resistant to other treatment. Unlike other spinal cord stimulators, the Senza Spinal Cord Stimulator System does not cause paresthesias (buzzing, tingling, jolts, shocks), and patients do not need to be awakened during implantation procedure. Patients are reporting a decreased need for medications and an overall improvement in quality of life.