Surgical Lead for the Thoracic Spine
Spinal cord stimulation is a therapeutic modality for the treatment of chronic pain supported by high-quality evidence. There are many different stimulation options available for the patient and practitioner: conventional stimulation, high-frequency stimulation, burst stimulation, and high-density stimulation. These treatment options can also be dichotomized into paresthesia-generating versus paresthesia-free. All patients treated with spinal cord stimulation first undergo a trial to evaluate response to treatment. If the trial is successful, the patient can move forward with permanent implantation. Spinal cord stimulation also has some indications outside of chronic pain.