High‐cervical spinal cord stimulation (SCS ) is a promising neuro-stimulation method for the control of chronic pain, including chronic cluster headache. In this procedure, the natural way of the brain to spine stimulation pathways are bypassed to establish direct nerve stimulation through the use of electrical currents on the lower part of the spinal cord.
An epidural electrical stimulation device is implanted in a patient through surgery. The implant is devised to transmit electrical currents to trigger muscle contractions to enable the movement of targeted clusters of muscles.
The estimated cost of High Cervical Stimulation in India ranges between USD 17,918 – USD 19,909. The hospital stay is of 5 days and seven days outside the hospital. Tests required before the procedure include blood Test, electrocardiogram and chest X-ray.