Defined as pain that persists for 3 months or longer, chronic pain affects millions of people worldwide. It most commonly affects the back, but may affect the arms, legs, head, or other locations. Consulting a doctor to help manage the pain is important because pain is complex and requires specialized care.
Multiple treatment options are available. Physicians may recommend physical therapy, lifestyle modifications, or psychological therapy to help correct or minimize pain. Medications, corrective surgery, injections, or spinal cord stimulation (SCS) may also be prescribed.
SCS is a well-established pain treatment. It delivers electrical pulses to the spinal cord to mask or interrupt the transmission of abnormal pain signals to the brain. The pulses are sent by small electrodes placed near the spinal cord that connect to a compact battery-powered generator, which is implanted under the skin.
A common side effect of most SCS therapies is a tingling or buzzing sensation, known as paresthesia. For many patients, this tingling masks their pain, but it is always present.
HF10™ therapy: Superior effectiveness over traditional SCS systems
HF10 therapy has been proven to provide more patients more relief in both back pain and leg pain compared with traditional SCS.1 Unlike traditional SCS, HF10 therapy relieves pain without tingling or buzzing and it won’t give you an unexpected shock when you bend, twist, or engage in other daily activities.