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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: They can work very well in the properly selected patient, who has failed most other conservative measures and doesn't have any psychosocial or seconda ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Limitations: Pros are your pain significantly will be improved and life will be better because pain under better control. The procedure is also totally reversible ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: It would depend more on why the spinal cord stimulator is needed, than the stimulator itself. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh veget ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
That depends on : Several factors: the device manufacturer, the size and type of battery, how often it is on and to what intensity or strength that it is utilized. It ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
If: Placed correctly should help with pinched nerve, sometimes they migrate (leads) go have them checked.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
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Possible: You should contact the doctor that implanted it or your GP and get it checked out. If you have fevers, chills, redness or swelling over the implantati ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
31 years experience Neurology
Pain management: Gabapentin can help reduce pain from neurologic injuries. It does not fix anything, however. Your question is lacking a point. Has your spinal cord ... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roazen
17 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Pain Management: Spinal cord stimulation also know as neuromodulation is the use of an implanted device that delivers and small electrical impulse to the spinal cord t ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience Neurology
Likely not: neuroforaminal narrowing suggest that the nerve root exiting that foramen may be getting "pinched". Follow up with your doctor.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Not understanding: My assumption is you are asking what spinal cord stimulators (scs) are best at treating? Typically scs is good at treating neuropathic pain disorders, ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristin Gustafson
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
What type of injury?: Upper motor neuron, or lower motor neuron injury will start to guide the management. Then there are too many variables that will need to be considered ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience Neurology
Decompression: Non surgical lumbar decompression is a form of traction therapy. In the lumbar area this is accomplished by pulling a pelvic harness in opposite dire ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Glickman
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Surgery: Generally speaking, spinal cord compression requires surgical decompression. While there are different etiologies leading to compression (i.e. Disc h ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
C4/5 surgery risks: Compressed right ventral cord @ C4/5 due to disc protrusion. Spinal column 9mm. Severe bilateral foraminal stenosis. Pain. Risks to forgoing surgery? ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: It works on the same gate theory of pain as the tens but doesn't feel similar and higher efficacy works best for neuropathic pain in my experience and ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Need iimages: Very difficult to interpret the meaning of that report without seeing the images, and without knowing why the study was obtained. Depending on severit ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Need to see film: The description needs to be reviewed with the films! you need to see your doctor and have him/ her explain the pathology you are describing on the f ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Spinal cord injury affects portions of the body b elow the site of the injury. The brain is not affected, but these injuries are frequently very dis ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Vagus nerve / spine: Spinal stenosis should not affect the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is safely outside of the spinal canal. In spinal stenosis, it is the spinal canal ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cervical cord injury: Your spinal cord is being squeezed probably but not for certain by a disc rupture or boney overgrowth.I f no symptoms I expect you soon will. Surgery ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
If surgery ,physical: thearpy , oral pain medications , epidural injections fails to give you a relief the next step would be spinal stimulation implant.
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