A 38-year-old member asked:
what are the side effects of using a nerve stimulator?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Marshall Bedder answered
37 years experience Pain Management
SCS: Spinal cord stimulators, may be one type of "nerve stimulators" you are talking about. This is a minimally invasive means to treat nerve related pain that has not responded to conventional, standard medical therapy including nerve nerve blocks. Although considered a minor surgical procedure there are risks such as infection (1-2%), lead movement that you should discuss fully with a pain specialist.
Answered on Feb 25, 2019
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