The FDA-Approved Therapy That’s Helping Patients Manage Chronic Pain Without Opioids

Sep 30, 2019

“There is a tremendous need for effective drug-free pain management options, and we are very excited about the role of spinal cord stimulation in providing relief for many patients who suffer from chronic pain,” says Rafael Carbunaru, Ph.D., vice president of neuromodulation research and development at Boston Scientific.

Pain is felt when nerves send signals through the spinal cord to the brain. Spinal cord stimulators interrupt these signals with mild electrical pulses. This drug-free, FDA-approved pain management therapy has been around for 50 years, and recent advances give more options to meet each patient’s unique needs.