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However, if you are experiencing pain, you should still consider seeing a pain specialist. Pain specialists treat all types of pain. You can schedule a visit by calling 800-340-PAIN (7246).


Minimally invasive.


Research shows that neuromodulation results in meaningful pain relief in 50-70% of well-selected chronic pain patients that have failed to respond to other treatments.

Our goal is to reduce or eliminate the reliance on opioids for pain management.

This procedure is covered by most commercial insurances and Medicare.

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The best place you can go to for pain relief! The doctors truly listen and take the time to explain everything to you so you understand and are comfortable.

Carrie Hammer

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Always nice to come here and be put at ease by the friendly staff. I go here for injections in my back/hips and the doctor and his team are genuinely interested in helping. So happy I found them! Thank you.

Megan McIver

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Amazing doctors, all with incredible bedside manner. They truly treat you as a person, with real life issues. They also have a fantastic helpful staff. You can tell they are interested in fixing the problem. I for one, was on another treatment regiment, and nervous to switch, due to fears of withdrawal. Well, Dr Prunkis went over all options, and WE decided what was best treatment moving forward. I felt at ease, which isn’t always the feeling when dealing with pain doctors. They have many convenient locations. They have won many peer awards, which is based on where a doctor would go for himself/herself or family member for pain. It’s well worth the time for a consultation.

Brian McCarthy

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All doctors are friendly but professional. Staff are courteous, helpful and empathetic. All of them are really interested in the patients problems and comfort. Highly recommend Illinois Pain Institute. They work well with insurance. They use light sedation for procedures. You are on your way home in a timely manner.

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Dr Yaacub. Is a great doctor he really listens to you and understand what your going through. He works together to find the right treatment and plan. His staff is nice and always helpful.

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Dr. Bellinger is extremely caring about her patients and looks into every possible reason as to why the symptoms are being caused. You have to appreciate that now a days. I very much do, thank you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

About Neuromodulation

Is spinal cord stimulation safe?

Yes. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) safely intercepts pain signals as they travel up the spinal cord without altering normal senses, mental function, or motor function.
SCS is considered “minimally-invasive,” meaning it does not require a major surgery. The technology is FDA approved and has been advancing since the late 1960’s.
Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have been treated with SCS.

I’ve tried everything else. Why should I try this?

Spinal cord stimulation has proven to be an effective treatment option for patients with chronic pain when other treatment options like physical therapy, back surgery, and even injection therapy have failed.

Will I be totally pain-free?

People differ in the amount of pain relief they receive with SCS therapy. The trial, or test drive, may help you determine the amount of relief you will receive. SCS is generally considered effective if your pain is reduced by at least 50%.

Will the stimulator be visible under my skin?

The pulse generator for current spinal cord stimulators is about the size of a silver dollar. You will not be able to see your device under your skin. The only way someone would know that you have a spinal cord stimulator is if you told them.

Will SCS allow me to be free of pain medications?

Studies have shown that spinal cord stimulation can help patients reduce their reliance on pain medications. It’s important to remember that every person differs in how they respond to SCS. Some patients may be able to stop their pain medication altogether while others may be able to reduce their requirement but not become fully independent. Both of these scenarios are tremendous milestones.

Are there any restrictions after the trial procedure?

For several weeks after the implant procedure, you will be asked to restrict your physical activity. You can carry out activities during this time but don’t over-do it, and make sure to ask your doctor what you can and cannot do. Give your body time to heal around the battery pack and leads so the system doesn’t move.

Will I feel the stimulation?

It depends on the stimulator. Certain spinal cord stimulators produce change pain signals into a subtle tingling sensation while other spinal cord stimulators totally nullify pain signals.

Is it covered by insurance?

Spinal cord stimulation is covered by most health insurance plans including Medicare, Medicaid (varies by state), most workers’ compensation plans, and most commercial payers.

Covered by Most Insurances and Medicare

Enjoy 1-on-1 Guidance and Support From Your Personal PainPoint Care Coordinator

Free 20-minute call with a Care Coordinator

Free 20-minute call with a Care Coordinator

Free 20-minute call with a Care Coordinator

How it Works

The stimulator consists of a small battery pack and thin wires, called leads.

The leads are placed under the skin and next to the spinal cord. The battery back, also called a “pulse generator,” is programmed to send gentle electrical pulses through the leads to disrupt pain signals before they reach your brain.

These devices have been developed over decades, with hundreds of millions of dollars in R&D. This is not a TENS unit.

The device is placed under the skin in a same-day, outpatient procedure.

Every patient gets to “trial” a temporary stimulator for up to 1 week to see if it reduces pain and improves daily life.

The trial is a simple, outpatient procedure that takes about 30-minutes in the doctor’s office.

The stimulator interrupts pain signals before they reach the brain, reducing pain and improving function.

When you feel pain, it’s because nerves are sending pain signals to your brain. Spinal cord stimulation interrupts these pain signals so you don’t perceive them as pain. The goal of spinal cord stimulation is to:

Reduce pain by at least 50%

Improve mobility and allow daily activities

Reduce the need for pain medication

Allow patients to relax and sleep better

How it Works

“The time that I’m able to spend with my grandchildren doing activities — I’m very grateful to have that back in my life.”
Tammy Medtronic Stimulator,

“Having the stimulator has relieved the burden from my mind of constantly having to worry about my pain.”
“I don’t really have any pain anymore. It’s taken me off all my medication completely.”
“We like to travel and it allows me to do it again. We can go on the trips we want to go on.”
“It changed my life. I wasn’t able to do anything before I had my spinal cord stimulator in.”