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How is spinal cord stimulation (SCS) performed?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

During a reversible trial period, wires are threaded to the space outside the spinal cord. Electrical impulses from an external stimulator mask pain signals with a tingling sensation. If the trial is successful, a permanent device called a neurostimulator may be implanted. Watch the video for more information on SCS for lower back pain.

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