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
Boston Scientific offers:
Groundbreaking technology proven to provide lasting relief from pain.
Dedicated support services to help you and your patients along the path to relief, including tools to help you refer your patients to local pain management specialists.
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 the 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.
Referring 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 and set them on the road to relief.
If you would like to talk to a Boston Scientific representative about Boston Scientific’s pain solutions or to learn more about referring your patients to a local pain specialist, contact us at BSN.PatientEducation@bsci.com.
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 a host of features 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 questions and provide information, through Pain.com or Monday-Friday, 6 am to 5 pm PT at 877.473.0844
Patient Ambassador Program
Our volunteer ambassadors are available to talk to your patients about their personal experience finding relief with SCS or the Vertiflex Procedure.
†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.