What Makes a Good Candidate for Spinal Cord Stimulation?

Thumbnail image of Eric DePopas explaining what makes a good candidate for UFE or SCS.

There are two main factors doctors consider when determining if a patient is a “good” candidate for spinal cord stimulation:

  • Pain after back surgery: Is the patient experiencing pain after back surgery?
  • Duration of pain: Has the patient’s pain last longer than 6 months after back surgery?

Other factors that can affect candidacy include:

  • Pain characteristics: Is pain radiating down the arm or leg?
  • Previous procedures: Has the patient tried other minimally invasive procedures?
  • Severity of pain: Is the patient’s pain so sever that it’s preventing them from conducting basic daily activities?
  • Other conditions: Does the patient have chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Listen to Dr. Eric DePopas discuss these factors to help assess your candidacy for spinal cord stimulation.

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The information included in this document in no way substitutes for medical advice.

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