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What are the pros and cons of a spinal cord stimulator?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
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. Limitations of the device include inability to obtain an MRI scan, which could be an issue if you have diseases requiring MRI scan. There is likelihood that future technology will include MRI compatible spinal cord stimulators.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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