A 41-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me what is a spinal stimulator?

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Dr. Paul Slosar
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain blockade: A stimulator can be implanted in the spine to block nerve damage pain. It requires a complex evaluation and trial before being implanted surgically.
Answered on Jul 4, 2014
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
I suggest you look at http://www.controlyourpain.com/
Feb 1, 2012
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience Neurosurgery
Treatment for pain: Spinal cord stimulation (scs) involves an implanted electrode (in the neck for arm symptoms, thoracic area for leg and back symptoms) connected to a pulse generator, all under the skin. While how it works is not completely understood, patients describe a tingling sensation where they felt pain. A trial placement of the electrode is necessary to see if patients will experience adequate pain relief.
Answered on Apr 2, 2018

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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1st time is a charm-: -2nd time around you need all the help you can get. They do have a good success rate, better for long bones, ,but the fusion rate does increase
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slosar
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Variable: It can range from weeks to months depending on the complexity of the surgery for implant and the skill of the surgeon.
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Unclear: While your disease process of md may not specifically preclude you from having a spinal cord stimulator placed, the movement disorder you experience m ... Read More
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Depends: If you are asking on the indications for a spinal stimulator, the most common is chronic back pain. This may occur after one has had prior surgeries o ... Read More

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