A 41-year-old male asked:
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spinal cord stimulator provided some relief. over time the pain has worsened in back/legs. surgeon is scs dr and is no help now. 3 surgeries. hope?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Advice needed: Spinal cord stimulators do not always work well, and many fail in the end. Now you likely need expert pain management. Suggest you contact a nearby medical school, get evaluated by both neurosurgery, and neurology, and perhaps, a rehab specialist like a physiatrist. Your approach needs to change in view of your history. Good luck!
Answered on Sep 16, 2019
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Adjustment: I suggest calling the representative for the company. A simple reprogramming may be all that you need.
Answered on Nov 28, 2013
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Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
SCS reprogrammed: I recommend you have the scs reprogram with the company representative. If it doesn't help to relieve some of your pain, discuss your pain with your surgeon again. If he cannot help you, you should seek a second opinion. Please don't lose hope!
Answered on Nov 28, 2013
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