Spinal Cord Stimulation is a marvel of modern technology and your body. A spinal cord stimulator is a device that is placed under your skin and within the spine. When the device is turned on, mild electrical current is through thin wires which run along nerve fibers of your spinal cord.
The purpose of sending the current is to block pain signals. The device stimulates the nerves which carry signals from the area where you feel pain. The electrical pulses modify and mask the pain signal from reaching your brain and reducing the pain. This will help reduce the pain and allow you to perform your daily activities; thus improving your quality of life. Hence, it is a very useful device.
For more information, consult Dr. Stanley O Ikezi, an experienced Double Board Certified Pain Management Specialist in New York City.