Clinical Training

The Neuromodulation Learning Institute (NLI) is dedicated to the education and advancement of the science and practice of Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) to elevate patient care.

Varied learning environments enhance your experience and maximize your time investments.

  • Classical didactic setting
  • Cadaver lab
  • Interactive online virtual learning
  • Hands on learning tools
  • Roundtable discussions and preceptorships encourage peer to peer sharing and foster networking opportunities.  



NLI offers you two distinct learning tracks:
Spectra Innovation Roundtable: Features the fundamentals of SCS
Spectra Innovation Advanced Roundtable: Fosters advanced discussions and training

NLI training consultants will help develop a customized plan that integrates the right courses and tools to achieve your individual learning goals.


Suture Module

The NLI suture board allows you to practice the latest suturing techniques, with an emphasis on lead anchoring. Available on loan, the kit features sutures, a demo lead, a demo anchor, forceps, a needle driver and a retractor.


SCS Textbook

As part of our commitment to clinical training, we provided an unrestricted educational grant for the development of a textbook on SCS – the first of its kind.  Spinal Cord Stimulation Percutaneous Implantation Techniques by Paul G. Kreis and Scott M. Fishman. Oxford University Press, 2009 is an authoritative step-by-step discussion on SCS from patient selection and education process to procedural details and considerations.

See the Other Resources section to view the SCS textbook in an interactive electronic format!

Continuing Education

This Web-based and/or classroom program for nurses and case managers focuses on interventional treatment options for chronic pain, including SCS.

You will emerge with the ability to:

  • Define spinal pain and its status along the continuum of care
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of spinal pain
  • Identify current treatment options
  • Describe the physiology of SCS
  • Assess long-term costs (and alternatives) of chronic pain treatment

Fellows Program

Recognizing your practical learning needs as a pain medicine fellow, The NLI provides educational and training resources focused specifically on this emerging specialty.

Through the Fellows Program the first half of your fellowship year, you will have the opportunity to attend a cadaver workshop. In the second half of the year, you’ll learn how SCS can benefit both you and your patients through roundtable discussions and seminars.

In addition to the Fellows Program for practical training on SCS, the Focus on Fellows website, is a unique resource dedicated to tools and answers for your transition from fellowship to practice.  Learn more at

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