One thing about pain — you know it when you have it. And if you suffer from constant chronic pain, over time it wears you down — physically, mentally, emotionally. However, you may not know what kind or what category of pain you have.
There are 2 main categories of pain — both of which can be mild, moderate, or severe:
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. The fact is, only a doctor can determine if you are a good candidate for various pain treatment options. Pain Management Specialists are doctors who specialize in treating chronic pain. These doctors receive years of advanced, specialized training in pain management and focus on treating patients with severe pain.
There are three levels of pain, and each may have different forms of treatment. Usually, your doctor will follow a treatment plan that begins with basic therapies (like resting and nutrition) and progresses to more aggressive solutions, depending on the type and severity of pain. The treatment plan also depends on how you respond to any particular treatment.
The description of various treatments on this page is intended for informational purposes only.
You should consult your doctor about your treatment options before beginning any course of treatment.
Boston Scientific provides two forms of treatment for Chronic Pain:
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a quick, reversible, outpatient procedure that uses thermal energy to interrupt pain signals at their source. Over half a million RFA procedures are performed every year.More about RFA
SCS uses electrical impulses to interrupt the perception of pain as it travels to the brain. SCS therapy is often considered when medications or surgery are not an option or when the side effects of your current therapy are impacting your quality of life.More about SCS
Is SCS right for you or your loved one? It very well could be. If you suffer from chronic pain, a Boston Scientific Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) System may be the right choice. SCS therapy is often considered when medications or surgery are not an option or when the side effects of your current therapy are impacting your quality of life.
Evaluate your pain now. Then talk with a Pain Management Specialist to discuss if SCS may be right for you.*
*Individual symptoms, situations, circumstances, and results may vary. Please consult your physician or qualified health care provider regarding your condition, appropriate medical treatment. The information provided is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or as a substitute for professional medical advice. For more information on the approved use, risks, and benefits of Boston Scientific SCS Systems, click here.