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Doctor insights on: Fda Recall On Spinal Cord Implant Devices For Pain

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Does body traction devices will help in increasing total body height in a permanent condition ? Will the spinal cord increase in length ?

Does body traction devices will help in increasing total body height in a permanent condition ? 
Will the spinal cord increase in length ?

No: It may give a temporary change il length or height measurements but these will be removed by the effect of gravity within a day or so.I'm sure they will offer additional sessions at a price. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


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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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My spinal cord simulator is recalled. Would you recommend I have it removed?

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My spinal cord simulator is recalled. Would you recommend I have it removed?

SCS replacement: Spinal cord stimulator includes two parts, lead and generator. If your generator is recalled, it's a simple replacement. If the leads are recalled, it can be replaced too, but more complicated. The more important question is how well it works for your pain. If it works well, you should have it replaced. If it doesn't work well, talk to your doctor to see if it can be reprogrammed before removal. ...Read more

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Is the spinal cord stymulator really been recalled?

Not all: Check your make and model and then consult the specific website for recall info. ...Read more

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Does fda test medical devices?

Does fda test medical devices?

Yes but not directly: The fda requires approval for marketing of devices that monitor, treat, or diagnose medical problems. They do not directly test the devices but have approved third party companies that can verify the function and accuracy of devices and may require clinical trial data or some types of devices (ie. Those used to diagnose, monitor or treat serious conditions). ...Read more

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Stands for food & drug administration, agency that ...Read more