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i have a vagus nerve stimulator is it safe to ride a roller coaster

A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Vagal nerve MRI: Vagal nerve stimulator patients can have MRI evaluation, but need to have the type of stimulator and MRI known so safety measures can be reviewed. The ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Croft
35 years experience Neurology
MRI is restricted: Mri can be performed in patients with vns, but only under certain conditions. The type of MRI machine and location on the body being scanned are impor ... Read More
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Dr. Kamran Janjua
22 years experience Radiology
Read more here: Please see these articles (and its related articles) for a good summary, pictures, and videos on MRI preparation and safety: http://www.Conciergera ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
My thots: I presume that the unit has been in place for a while, and if present longer than 2-3 weeks, the neck pain has nothing to do with VNS. However, due t ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
19 years experience Pain Management
Yes: The device and tissues covering it would could be inured by a hit to the chest and would hurt.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
31 years experience Neurosurgery
Not very visible: Cosmetically, the stimulator/battery unit is placed below the collarbone. It may not be very visible under the skin.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
VNS: Partial-onset epilepsy, treatment-resistant depression, and currently research is ongoing to determine use in migraines, anxiety disorders, alzheimer' ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
VNS: Transcutaneous vns.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
CAUTION!: Unless you have been specifically told to do so or shown how to do this, it would not be advisable for you to do anything to a vagus nerve stimulator. ... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roazen
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Please resubmit: Can you please be more specific with your question? It's not clear if you are asking whether you need a followup, or with whom, or have other question ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Gillette
32 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes, but because installing it involves the risk, pain and expense of major surgery, it is not often used. Less drastic interventions such as rout ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gofeld
32 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Occasionally the lead itself can irritate vagus nerve without electrical stimulation.

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