Referring Physicians: Help your patients find lasting relief from pain
As many as 50 million Americans are living with chronic pain.1
Pain patients spend an average of 18 years searching for relief. Many ultimately exit the treatment journey without ever finding a long-term solution.2,3
That is why Boston Scientific provides a range of dedicated support services to help you guide your patients toward lasting pain relief, including tools to help you:
- Identify your patients challenged by chronic pain
- Provide your patients with insightful educational resources
- Connect patients with pain specialists experienced with Boston Scientific pain therapies§
A Partnership for Pain Solutions
Our most valuable support service is the partnership we offer through our Pain Management Liaison program.
Your dedicated Boston Scientific Pain Management Liaison provides tools and resources to help you:
Explain non-opioid pain solutions to your staff and patients
Conduct events to educate patients on interventional pain management options
Identify and connect patients who may benefit from a pain specialist consultation
Identify local practices specializing in pain therapies offered by Boston Scientific
Assist your referral coordinators in getting patients connected more quickly to a local pain management specialist experienced with Boston Scientific pain therapies§
Track your referred patients’ progress and success
To connect directly with your local Pain Management Liaison and hear more about the services they provide, complete and submit this form.
Ways to Refer Your Patients
These resources will help you in referring your patients to a local pain specialist.§
Finding a Pain Management Specialist
You and your patients can use the Physician Finder tool on Pain.com to search for pain specialists in your area.§
Download, fill in, and print this useful referral form to connect your patient with a local pain specialist.§
Access Patient Education and Support
These resources will help your patients learn more about their pain management options.
On this site, your patients can find resources including:
The mySCS™ App provides information and resources to help patients prepare for their device trials and implant procedures.
Patient Education Specialists
Boston Scientific's trained, US-based Patient Education Specialists are available to answer your patients' questions and provide them with useful information. They can be reached at 877.473.0844, Monday-Friday, 6 am to 5 pm Pacific Time.
Patient Ambassador Program
Our volunteer ambassadors can talk to your patients about their personal experience finding relief with SCS or the Vertiflex Procedure.
Pain Management Solutions from Boston Scientific
SCS therapy can help manage chronic pain — even when other therapies have failed. It is most commonly used to treat low back and lower extremity pain.
SCS may be prescribed for chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs, including unilateral or bilateral pain associated with:
- Failed back surgery syndrome
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Types I and II
- Intractable low back pain and leg pain
Many people with failed back surgeries have had success with SCS.
The Vertiflex Procedure is redefining the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) for patients. It provides patients with a clinically proven, minimally invasive solution that is designed to deliver long-term relief from the leg and back pain associated with LSS.
This level-one evidence-based procedure is supported by data from patients who reported successful outcomes up to five years.4
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a safe, proven means of interrupting pain signals, such as those coming from irritated facet joints in the spine, genicular nerves in the knee, and femoral and obturator nerves in the hip.
Radiofrequency current is used to heat up a small volume of nerve tissue, thereby interrupting pain signals from that specific area.
§The physician locator tool identifies pain management specialists in your area who have met certain qualifying criteria and are experienced with one or more of Boston Scientific pain management therapies. All treatment options should be discussed thoroughly with a pain management specialist.
†Superion™ Indirect Decompression System.
1. Dahlhamer J, Lucas J, Zelaya, C, et al. Prevalence of Chronic Pain and High-Impact Chronic Pain Among Adults — United States, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:1001–1006.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6736a2external icon
2. Navigant Data 2018
3. MARS 2019/2020 Consumer Health Study Doublebase – May 20th, 2020
4. Nunley PD, Patel VV, Orndorff DG, Lavelle WF, Block JE, Geisler FH. Five-year durability of stand-alone interspinous process decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis. Clin Interv Aging. 2017;12:1409-1417. N=88.