SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) In my experience(albeit limited), I've been less than impressed with their outcomes. Although patients do tend to complain of "less pain", and have successful trials prior to implantation, I've seen no improvements per se in 1. Return to work. 2. Decrease in opioid medication consumption. I've seen some improvement in ADLs. But given what insurance companies see as justification for reimbursement on procedures, I don't necessarily see them seeing this as a valuable end point. So, I sometimes wonder if it's nothing more than a $15,000 implantable TENS unit. Anyone care to elaborate on their experiences with SCS.