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PainTheory is the fastest, easiest way to get evaluated for a spinal cord stimulator

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PainTheory partners with high-quality doctors across the United States.

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PainTheory accelerates your scheduling with a specialist near you.

How PainTheory can help you find relief

How to get started with PainTheory

Step 1

Complete a short online questionnaire

Answer a few questions to find out if you’re a good candidate for spinal cord stimulation.

Step 2

Talk with a Care Coordinator to schedule a visit

Schedule a brief 10-minute call with a Care Coordinator ask questions, learn about treatment, and start the scheduling process.

Step 3

Visit your specialist discuss moving forward with a stimulator trial

At your consultation, your doctor will assess your medical history, discuss relevant treatment options and answer questions about spinal cord stimulation and other treatments.

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Step 4

Test out your stimulator for a week

The trial is a simple, outpatient procedure that takes about 30-minutes in the doctor’s office.

Thin, flexible wires, called leads, are placed under the skin and next to the spinal cord.

For one week, you can wear a temporary stimulator, customized to reduce your pain.

Finally, assess the pain relief and improvement to your daily activities with your doctor to determine if a long-term implant is right for you.

Step 5

Get your long-term implant

If you experience significant pain reduction and functional improvement during your trial, you can move forward with a long-term implant.

The long-term implant takes place during a quick and minimally invasive procedure, where a small stimulator device is implanted under the skin, just above the beltline or in the buttocks area.

Recover over 6-8 weeks and enjoy long-term pain relief.

Hand-picked specialists in spinal cord stimulation

PainTheory partners with experts in spinal cord stimulation throughout the country.

What patients are saying about our doctors

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For Dr. Patel | Denver, CO
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I was really scared to have this procedure today but everyone was very encouraging, kind and took excellent care of me. Dr Patel was gentle and kept me calm. His nurses are fabulous and stayed with me to keep me safe afterwards. I had almost immediate relief of pain in some areas. I’m feeling very optimistic.
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For Dr. Ybarra | San Antonio, TX
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Just wanted to express my gratitude to doctor Ybarra and his staff for making me feel better today!! The doctor and his entire staff are exceptionally awesome!! The effectiveness of his practice it can be easily be compared with the precision that NASA launches a space shuttle to space. Thank you!!
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For Dr. Paicius | Newport Beach, CA
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Beyond helpful with my chronic pain. The entire staff is professional, spends time with me and knows what they’re doing. Dr. Paicius is a master at his craft. I highly recommend Newport Headache and Pain.
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For Dr. Frodsham | Salt Lake City, UT
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Dr Frodsham and his entire staff are the most amazing medical team. They gave it their best to help our loved one. More medical attention was needed so we went to St Marks Hospital. Evolve medical team have came to check up on our loved ones progress everyday so far. I highly recommend them.
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For Dr. Hayee | DFW, TX
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Everyone at the Flower Mound Pain and Spine is wonderful. Dr. Abdul Hayee is a wonderful and very professional doctor. He was very thorough on the exams and in explaining everything​ to me. I recommend him highly.
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For Dr. Henry | San Tan Valley, AZ
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All I have to say. I moved from Seattle. In almost 20 years of pain. No Doctor has helped me like MD Kevin Henry. He really listens your needs and treat you with compassion, professionalism and care. When you are in a consult with him. He really seats down and listen what you have to say.
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For Dr. Seltzer | Pasadena, CA
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Dr Seltzer is the only Dr that’s been able to cure my severe back pain. Kind, courteous and professional. I recommend him to anyone with suffering with moderate to severe pain.

Take the 30-second assessment to find out if you are a candidate

Answer a few questions, find out if you are a candidate for spinal cord stimulation.

Get informed, check out our guide on spinal cord stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation can offer lasting pain relief when other treatments haven’t worked. Check out our comprehensive guide to learn more.

Keep learning…

Talk or text with a care coordinator

Get your questions answered by one of our patient care coordinators.

Find Spinal Stimulation doctors

Find a chronic pain and spinal cord stimulation expert near you.

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