A 38-year-old member asked:
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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
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience 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 on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
All of them: Any pain med is compatible with the implanted stimulator. Speak with your doctor.
Answered on Jun 24, 2013

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