A 41-year-old member asked:
can you tell me what is a spinal stimulator?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Paul Slosar answered
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
Dr. Tung Nguyen answered
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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