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Can you tell me what is the recovery time from spinal cord stimulator implant

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slosar
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Variable: It can range from weeks to months depending on the complexity of the surgery for implant and the skill of the surgeon.
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Dr. William Newton
19 years experience Pain Management
Few days to weeks: Normally patients will be sore for the first week if the underwent a percutaneous implant as compared to a paddle implant. Paddle implants require so ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
6 weeks: It takes about six weeks to completely recover.

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Variable: Discuss with your doctor, relief can vary from super to poor. Unfortunately your pain improvement is in my opinion below average. You should experienc ... Read More
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Spinal stimulator: With such a low % improvement i would ask why the implant was done? Did you get a lot of functional benefit during the trial? I look at degree of pai ... Read More
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Dr. William Newton
19 years experience Pain Management
No: Most patients will receive at least 50% reduction in their pain. How much reduction in pain did you have during your trial? You may need some reprog ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
23 years experience General Surgery
Not at all: polygraph examinations use changes in your normal physiology such as heart rate, rate of breathing, and blood pressure to help interpret the examinee' ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Doubtful: A spinal stimulator provides a steady electrical impulse, and should not cause sudden or abrupt electrical recordings.
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
No effect: There should be no effect with the polygraph.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Confused: Are you asking is you can use the dynatron if you have a scs? You can use it, but i would turn the scs off while using the dynatron. The dynatron is ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Same: Hopefully the scs will allow you to stop or decrease pain killers. The pain medications for use on spinal pain are the same for any chronic nerve pain ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ask the Corp: The company who provide the device and certify the physicians are the best people to ask. They will have to answer to you if they are incorrect and th ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Unclear: While your disease process of md may not specifically preclude you from having a spinal cord stimulator placed, the movement disorder you experience m ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Advice needed: Spinal cord stimulators do not always work well, and many fail in the end. Now you likely need expert pain management. Suggest you contact a nearby ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: A spinal cord stimulator can often be very helpful for musculoskeletal pain.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes, but rare: Heterotopic ossification is bone formed in soft tissues from trauma -- from a bruise to an injection, to surgery of any kind. Bone forms in the heali ... Read More
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