Revolutionary Spinal Cord Stimulation in Medford

Medford, Ore. — The FDA approves a new technology aimed at treating chronic lower back pain. It’s the first spinal cord stimulation system to be approved with the organization’s superiority labeling, and one Medford doctor is the first in the state to use this technology since it’s approval.

 Approved in May, electrodes are placed behind the spinal chord and their stimulation helps to block out pain. Patients are feeling relief as soon as a week post-surgery. 

“We’ve seen pain scales go from an 8 or 9 to a 2 or a 2 and a half,” Dr. Shawn Sills says. 

Dr. Sills says what makes this technology better than previous approaches is that patients don’t even feel it working, that means patients won’t have the tingling or shocking sensations that similar treatments once brought. And what really excites medical providers, is that this approach will relieve pain without the use of dangerous or addictive medications.

The procedure is approved for almost anyone with chronic lower back or leg pain. For more information visit

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