You might benefit from having a spinal cord stimulator if you experience treatment-resistant chronic pain in your back or neck or pain in your arms or legs that originates in your spine. In addition, the FDA recently approved the Nevro HFX™ for PDN spinal cord stimulator for diabetic peripheral neuropathy, a painful nerve condition that affects the feet and hands.

While there are many potential treatments for chronic neuromusculoskeletal pain, and most people find these highly effective, a few patients don’t experience any improvement. When advanced methods like radiofrequency ablation or surgery aren’t achieving results, Dr. Verma may suggest a spinal cord stimulator trial.