Spinal cord stimulation

As a leading clinic in spinal care, we are dedicated to helping patients regain their quality of life and manage chronic pain effectively through treatments like Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS), an innovative treatment that effectively blocks pain signals and provides long-lasting relief.


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Quick facts

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Non-drug alternative

SCS provides a non-drug alternative for chronic pain management

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Reversible and Adjustable

The implanted device can be programmed and adjusted according to the patient's pain levels and specific needs


Improved Function and Independence

Improves physical function and mobility, enabling patients to engage in daily activities with greater ease

Treatment overview

Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the placement of a small device, similar to a pacemaker, under the skin near the spinal cord. This device delivers low-level electrical impulses to specific areas of the spinal cord, interrupting pain signals before they reach the brain. By modulating the pain perception, SCS can significantly reduce chronic pain and improve overall well-being.

Benefits of Spinal Cord Stimulation

Effective Pain Relief: Spinal Cord Stimulation has been proven to provide significant pain relief for various chronic conditions, including failed back surgery syndrome, neuropathic pain, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). It offers an alternative for patients who have not found relief from traditional treatments.

Improved Function and Quality of Life: By reducing chronic pain, Spinal Cord Stimulation can enhance physical function and mobility, allowing patients to engage in activities they previously found challenging. It also has a positive impact on mental and emotional well-being, leading to an improved overall quality of life.

Personalised Treatment Approach: At The London Spine Clinic, we understand that each patient is unique. Our experienced spinal consultants will work closely with you to develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and condition. We are committed to providing compassionate care and support throughout your journey.


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Why choose The London Spine Clinic

Multidisciplinary approach

Our spinal consultants take a multidisciplinary approach to spinal health, considering every aspect of a patient's well-being to improve outcomes and enhance the overall experience.

Fast, effective care

We provide prompt and efficient care, with appointments usually available within 24 hours, knowing that early intervention is key to achieving the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Single pathway

Our single pathway approach ensures personalised, seamless care for spinal conditions from initial consultation to follow-up, reducing wait times, improving outcomes, and enhancing the patient experience.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Spinal Cord Stimulation works by delivering electrical impulses to the spinal cord, which interfere with the transmission of pain signals to the brain. A small device, called a stimulator, is implanted near the spinal cord and connected to leads that deliver the electrical impulses. These impulses can help alleviate pain and provide relief.

Spinal Cord Stimulation is a long-term treatment option, but it can be adjusted or even reversed if needed. The implanted device is designed to provide ongoing pain relief, and the settings can be adjusted to meet changing pain levels or specific patient requirements. If necessary, the device can be removed without causing permanent damage to the spinal cord.

As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects associated with Spinal Cord Stimulation. These may include infection, bleeding, spinal fluid leakage, discomfort at the implant site, and possible device-related issues. Your healthcare provider will thoroughly discuss the risks and benefits with you prior to the procedure.

Spinal Cord Stimulation has shown to be effective in reducing pain for many patients. However, the degree of pain relief can vary from person to person. It is important to have realistic expectations and discuss your specific case with your healthcare provider to determine if SCS is a suitable option for you.

Spinal Cord Stimulation is generally compatible with other medical treatments, but it's important to inform your healthcare provider about any other implanted devices or ongoing treatments you are receiving. They will evaluate the compatibility and ensure that there are no significant interactions or contraindications.

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