Practice Parameters for the Use of Spinal Cord Stimulation in the Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Emergency Treatment

How can an SCS patient receive appropriate emergency treatment?

All SCS patients are provided with identification cards from the device manufacturer that contain information on how to contact the implanting physician and the manufacturer’s representative, both of whom maintain pertinent patient records.

Strength of recommendation Evidence source(s)/rationale
A = Recommended or required
Valid, useful, or non-negotiable
  • Weighing risk versus potential benefit and expert consensus reveals a high likelihood of a favorable outcome