United Psychology Center

Helping People Enhance Their Quality of life

Psychological Evaluation for Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation is a relatively new technique in the treatment of chronic pain symptoms, particularly back pain. Surgeons performing this procedure recommend a psychological evaluation prior to surgery which we can provide at our practice in partnership for your care. The evaluation will usually take 2-3 hours and involve a personality test which is multiple choice.

Following are a few of the key areas we will cover:

1) The history of your pain and reason you are choosing this pain technique

2) Other pain management programs or treatments you’ve tried and their result

3) Other historical information such as general health, education, employment, relationships, substance abuse