If you have failed-back-surgery syndrome, cervical or lumbar radiculitis, neuropathy, or pain that has not lessened with other therapies, you may be a candidate for spinal cord stimulation (SCS). During this surgical procedure, we place a spinal cord stimulator under your skin. The device — sometimes called a “pain pacemaker” — delivers a mild electrical current to your spinal cord. This current interferes with pain signals being sent to your brain. SCS can provide long-term benefits, but it isn’t right for everybody.