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Can you tell me what is the recovery time from spinal cord stimulator implant?

Can you tell me what is the recovery time from spinal cord stimulator implant?

Variable: It can range from weeks to months depending on the complexity of the surgery for implant and the skill of the surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a spinal cord stimulator & have about 15-20% improvement in pain level from pre-implant. Is that percentage about average for others?

I have a spinal cord stimulator & have about 15-20% improvement in pain level from pre-implant. Is that percentage about average for others?

No: Most patients will receive at least 50% reduction in their pain. How much reduction in pain did you have during your trial? You may need some reprogramming and evaluation to make sure your leads have not shifted. If you had less than a 50% reduction in your pain during your trial then you should have never been implanted. ...Read more

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I have a spinal cord stimulator implanted in my back my employer is asking for me to take a polygraph will this interfere with the test?

I have a spinal cord stimulator implanted in my back my employer is asking for me to take a polygraph will this interfere with the test?

Not at all: polygraph examinations use changes in your normal physiology such as heart rate, rate of breathing, and blood pressure to help interpret the examinee's reaction to the questions. A spinal cord stimulator supplies a very small current to the spinal cord and is not only not detectable but it also does not change in response to external stimuli. It will have no impact in the exam. ...Read more

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Is a dynatron sts machine available with an already implanted spinal cord stimulator?

Confused: Are you asking is you can use the dynatron if you have a scs? You can use it, but i would turn the scs off while using the dynatron. The dynatron is used to treat sympathetic pain (like the scs). I would question why you needed it however, as it seems to me to be a duplication of therapy. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after having a Spinal Cord Stimulator Battery replaced.

What is the recovery time after having a Spinal Cord Stimulator Battery replaced.

Ask the Corp: The company who provide the device and certify the physicians are the best people to ask. They will have to answer to you if they are incorrect and they have specific experience with this procedure. Hope it goes well. ...Read more

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Spinal cord stimulator i have myotonic dystrophy type 2. Can you tell me if this can be used on a person with md? Pros, cons?

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i have myotonic dystrophy type 2.  Can you tell me if this can be used on a person with md?  Pros, cons?

Unclear: While your disease process of md may not specifically preclude you from having a spinal cord stimulator placed, the movement disorder you experience may not allow the stimulator to work best in your condition. The lead may not remain in the optimal spot. In addition, with problems like cardiomyopathy, this may not be optimal treatment for you. See a local pain specialist for recommendations. ...Read more

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Can a spinal cord stimulator be used to treat musculoskeletal pain?

Technically No: Spinal cord stimulation is intended for chronic neuropathic pain affecting the trunk and extremities. Your pain specialist can help determine if scs is right for you. If your pain is more neuropathic than muscular than it may be an option. ...Read more

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Can heteropic ossification happen after surgery to have a spinal cord stimulator fitted?

Can heteropic ossification happen after surgery to have a spinal cord stimulator fitted?

Yes, but rare: Heterotopic ossification is bone formed in soft tissues from trauma -- from a bruise to an injection, to surgery of any kind. Bone forms in the healing cells that generally knit the soft tissues together -- SOFTLY! The hard bone formed can be painful, and is easily felt or seen on x-rays, as it contains calcium. Please see your doctor about this. If it doesn't bother, no treatment needed! ...Read more