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Maps & DirectionsAssessment for neuromodulation (including spinal cord stimulation) is performed in the Neuromodulation Clinic. This clinic is a part of the
Comprehensive Integrated Pain Program – Interventional Pain Service at Toronto Western Hospital. It is located in the Pre-admission Clinic in the Main Pavilion - 1st Floor, Room 406.
Clinic hours vary depending on the physician’s availability. For more information, contact your
individual physician directly.
Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) is a procedure designed to reduce pain in patients with specific types of conditions. A small device, called an electrical stimulator, is connected by wires to your spinal cord. This device sends electrical impulses (signals that move along nerve pathways inside the spinal cord) to certain areas in your brain, which alter your perception of pain. The goal of SCS is to provide a 50 percent reduction in pain and improve quality of life in select individuals. Another name for this procedure is neuromodulation.
Krembil Neuroscience Centre the basic criteria that indicate someone might be a candidate for spinal cord stimulation include:
Note: Isolated or dominant back or neck pain is currently
NOT treated by SCS at our clinic.
This is a multidisciplinary program in which a number of physicians are involved in the patient selection process prior to a decision about an individual's candidacy can be made. The following individuals will be involved in your assessments:
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