PainTheory is the fastest, easiest way to get evaluated for a spinal cord stimulator
How PainTheory can help you find relief
How to get started with PainTheory
Complete a short online questionnaire
Answer a few questions to find out if you’re a good candidate for spinal cord stimulation.
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.
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.
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.
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.