The Manchester and Salford Pain Centre offers a treatment called Spinal cord stimulation which has been approved by the National Institute for Care Excellence (insert link to NICE Guidance). Spinal cord stimulation involved the delivery of small amounts of electrical current to the nerves in the spinal cord. This blocks the pain signals that the nerves send to the brain and thus helps to reduce pain. Spinal cord stimulation can be used to treat conditions such as failed back surgery syndrome, peripheral neuropathic pain and complex regional pain syndrome.
The spinal cord stimulation service is delivered by a multidisciplinary team including medical doctors, psychologists and secretarial staff.