Spinal Cord Stimulation Definition

Spinal cord stimulation surgery—which involves the implantation of a device in the body—is recommended for a range of chronic conditions, such as back pain, neck pain, and complex regional pain syndrome. Spinal cord stimulation works by sending mild electric currents to the spinal cord to stop pain signals from reaching the brain. It does not eliminate the source of pain, and the degree of relief achieved will vary from person to person.