Many approaches to chronic pain are scary for people because they aren’t reversible. If you go under the knife for surgery, for example, something could go wrong and you could be in more pain than you are to begin with.
The same goes with pharmaceutical approaches to pain remedy: What if you start taking a pill and don’t feel like you can wean yourself off? What do you do then?
And when it comes to non-traditional therapies, many people are skeptical of whether they work. Many of those treatments, too, are not viable for insurance reimbursement, which means that you must be a person of means in order to afford them.
For pain that originates in the leg or back, however, there’s another reversible, minimally invasive therapy that’s a good option for patients: spinal cord stimulation, or SCS. Want to learn more about this procedure? This graphic can help.