Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)

The SCS system works to interrupt pain impulses before they reach the brain to help patients manage their pain. Some patients say SCS feels like a gentle fluttering sensation that replaces the pain. The term some would choose is "relief". Learn about managing chronic pain with SCS »

How SCS Works

SCS may sound complicated. Let us uncomplicate it — here's how it works...

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How SCS Works

SCS has been around for more than 4 decades and has helped more than 400,000 people get their lives back.

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How SCS Works

All SCS systems are not the same. See for yourself by comparing Precision™ to other SCS systems.

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Real Stories

These are the stories of people like you who manage their chronic pain by using a Boston Scientific Precision™ SCS System.

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"Nothing just seemed to work... Then, this came around."
Mitch & Senita

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Mitch & Senita
Individual results may vary. Consult with your physician to determine if you are a candidate for SCS therapy.*
"It was a realization that I wasn't going to have to walk around in pain"
Kevin

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Kevin
Individual results may vary. Consult with your physician to determine if you are a candidate for SCS therapy.*
"One of my favorite things is being able to take the burden off my family"
Arlene

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Arlene
Individual results may vary. Consult with your physician to determine if you are a candidate for SCS therapy.*
"After going through the trial ... I realized it was working for me"
Paul

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Paul
Individual results may vary. Consult with your physician to determine if you are a candidate for SCS therapy.*
"It can change your life and really make it beautiful"
Susan

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Susan
Individual results may vary. Consult with your physician to determine if you are a candidate for SCS therapy.*
"I have a full life now"
Dick

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Dick
Individual results may vary. Consult with your physician to determine if you are a candidate for SCS therapy.*
"A soft vibration took the place of intense, drastic pain"
Hillari

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Hillari
Individual results may vary. Consult with your physician to determine if you are a candidate for SCS therapy.*
"I have a full life now" — Dick B.

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Individual results may vary. Consult with your physician to determine if you are a candidate for SCS therapy.*

What to Expect

Whether you are considering Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) or are in the process of getting it, here you will find resources and information about what to expect, helping prepare you every step of the way. Learn More »

what to expect at each step

Information to help you through your journey to finding pain relief.

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Trying out SCS first

You can try out a Boston Scientific system first to experience it firsthand, so you and your physician can decide if it is right for you.

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Insurance questions?

SCS is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare.

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Talk to someone who's been there

Talk to someone who's been in your shoes, has chronic pain, and uses Precision™ SCS.

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Get back the little things that pain has taken away

Get Info or Talk to Someone

Use these resources to find a Pain Management Specialist, get information materials sent to you, talk to us, or chat with someone who is managing their pain with with SCS and has been in your shoes.

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Contact a Patient Ambassador

The Patient Ambassador Program lets you connect with people who have chronic pain and use a Precision™ SCS System to treat it.

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Free DVD & Brochure

Order an in-depth info kit on SCS and our SCS Systems. Simply fill out the form and we will mail the kit to you.

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