ELIGIBILITY QUIZ

Find out if spinal cord stimulation can give your life back

Answer a few questions, get your results, learn if you’re a candidate for spinal cord stimulation.

This quiz is a free resource for patients

PainTheory is a 100% free patient resource offered by a small number of top-tier pain clinics in Colorado and California. We help patients understand their treatment options and make confident decisions about finding relief.

Complete the quiz to access a wealth of information.

Learn about the device and it's potential benefits

Listen to a doctor explain how “neuromodulation” works, where small electrical impulses are used to modify pain signals before reaching the brain.

Understand insurance coverage and prior-auth requirements

See which major insurance plans cover spinal cord stimulation and learn how to ensure you are covered.

Enjoy detailed video explanations from a specialist

Remove the confusion about spinal cord stimulation with over 30 minutes of detailed information from a medical doctor. 

Learn the benefits and risks of spinal cord stimulation

Understand why spinal cord stimulation is one of the major treatment options for chronic pain. Learn about the risks of spinal cord stimulation so you can have an informed discussion with your doctor.

Have a question? Ask your personal coordinator

PainTheory care coordinators answer hundreds of questions about spinal cord stimulation for patients each month…for free.

Get priority scheduling with top specialists near you

PainTheory partners with the top pain specialists in Colorado and California to bring an unparalleled experience to people in chronic pain including free, world-class educational resources and rapid scheduling. 

Listen to real patient stories from across the web

Spinal cord stimulation affects everyone in slightly different ways. Hear real patient stories before and after spinal cord stimulation.

Created by two brothers on a mission to help patients learn about non-opioid therapies for managing pain

PainTheory was founded by Dr. Eric DePopas and his brother Kevin DePopas in Denver, CO. Launched in 2018, PainTheory partners with top pain specialists to help patients understand their treatment options and make confident decisions about finding relief.

What's the catch? There isn't one.

PainTheory is a 100% free patient resource offered by the top pain specialists in Colorado and California. PainTheory only works with providers who go above and beyond to bring world class educational resources to the public. 

If you decide not to see a specialist, no problem at all, hopefully we were able to help with your decision. If you do end up seeing a specialist, hopefully you choose one of our partner clinics; they’re some of the best and the brightest.