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Can a spinal cord stimulator be used to treat musculoskeletal pain and neuropathic pain?

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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience in Pain Management
Sometimes: Spinal cord stimulation can be effective for a variety of types of pain. A temporary system is usually placed for a few days to see if a patient gets good enough relief to warrant implanting a permanent system. You should see an interventional pain management physician for a consultation.
Answered on Oct 26, 2014
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