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How long does it take to implant trial scs? is it painful?

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Dr. Mahmud Ibrahim answered

Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

About an hour: On average, most spinal cord stimulator trials take about an hour or so depending on the physician's experience. Most are painless because we use local anesthesia to numb the area. After that, it just feels like pressure

Answered 6/10/2017

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Dr. Chirag Patel answered

Specializes in Neurology

Discuss w/ physician: A trial of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) can be considered if conservative treatment options failed. A temporary SCS wire is placed for several days to a week to let you experience SCS without undergoing full implantation. If the trial is successful in relieving pain, a permanent device can be placed under the skin later. http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/spinal-cord-stimulation-for-low-back-pain

Answered 6/10/2017

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Dr. Marshall Bedder answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Depends on Physician: A trial of SCS is an office procedure or ASC procedure which should be simple, safe and with very little discomfort. An experienced Pain Practitioner uses local anesthetic and numbs up the area involved. It is similar to receiving an epidural for labor! Only you don't have pain from labor and don't go home with a baby. A trial should take approximately 30 minutes.

Answered 11/28/2017

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