High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy
Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) is an established pain treatment for patients with chronic pain. SCS works by delivering soothing electrical pulses or “paresthesias” to alter and replace the existing abnormal pain signals to the spinal cord and the brain.
aresthesias can be felt as tingling or vibratory sensation and are used to “mask” and replace otherwise painful sensations. The soothing electrical pulses are delivered by small electrodes that are placed in the epidural space and then connected to a compact battery-powered generator implanted just underneath the skin.
The frequency of electrical pulses can be titrated up or down specifically to fit your needs. SCS therapy typically delivers electrical pulses at a frequency below 1,200 Hz, and most commonly between 40-60 Hz.
Another type of stimulation based therapy is called HF10 therapy. HF10 uses a higher frequency and unique waveform and is FDA approved to be paresthesia-free.