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I am a chronic pain sufferer and plan on having a spinal cord stimulator implanted? what painkillers are available for spinal cord?

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Dr. Ron Jones answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Same: Hopefully the scs will allow you to stop or decrease pain killers. The pain medications for use on spinal pain are the same for any chronic nerve pain (some anti-depressants, neural membrane modifiers like lyrica, (pregabalin) opioids, "spinal cord" muscle relaxants like baclofen).

Answered 10/4/2016

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All of them: Any pain med is compatible with the implanted stimulator. Speak with your doctor.

Answered 12/31/2022

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