Neurostimulation has been used for many years and recent advances make it even more helpful for more patients. There are two main types of neurostimulation: spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS).
An implantable pulse generator (IPG) generates mild electrical impulses to interrupt pain signals before they get to your brain. The other part of the system that gets implanted in your body is called a lead. The lead carries the pulses generated by the IPG to the spinal cord or affected nerve to block the pain signal. This will be placed near the area your physician determines to be the one most likely to resolve or lessen your chronic pain.