Millions of Americans deal with low back pain on a daily basis. Young to middle-aged individuals are often affected with degenerative disc disease, which can cause back pain on a daily basis. It may have some days where it’s not bothersome at all and others where the patient cannot get out of bed.
Numerous small studies over the years have suspected a link between people who are overweight or obese and increased pain. The link makes intuitive sense, but the studies that have been done have not included large numbers.
The spinal cord stimulator will, SCS for short, provides back, neck, arm, and leg pain relief using electrical stimulation. The electrical impulses inhibit pain sensations from going to the brain. Candidates for SCS include individuals suffering from severe chronic pain with whom conservative treatments have failed or possibly surgical intervention is not an option.