A 46-year-old female asked:
crps l foot. pm dr mentioned spinal column stimulator to ease pain. my crps is mild- mod, and controlled in part by meds. is scs good option?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Mark Fisher answered
33 years experience Neurology
Pros and cons: Most clinicians would advise to go with SCS only if meds aren't working OR meds are working but there are risks of long-term side effects (e.g. osteoporosis from phenytoin). Bear in mind that with a SCS you can't get MRIs, so if someone wants you to get an MRI in future the only option will be CT.
Answered on Sep 27, 2016
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