Can a spinal cord stimulator be used to treat musculoskeletal pain?

Technically No. Spinal cord stimulation is intended for chronic neuropathic pain affecting the trunk and extremities. Your pain specialist can help determine if scs is right for you. If your pain is more neuropathic than muscular than it may be an option.
No. A tens unit is used for musculoskeletal pain and is external to the body. A scs is primarily used for severe, and chronic pain from nerve injuries. A scs is surgically implanted near the spinal cord.

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Can a spinal cord stimulator be used to treat musculoskeletal pain and neuropathic pain?

Sometimes. Spinal cord stimulation can be effective for a variety of types of pain. A temporary system is usually placed for a few days to see if a patient gets good enough relief to warrant implanting a permanent system. You should see an interventional pain management physician for a consultation. Read more...
No and yes . Spinal cord stimulation may be effective for neuropathic pain but it is completely ineffective for musculoskeletal pain. Read more...