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Interstim Sacral Nerve Stimulation
Is sacral nerve stimulation a same kind of surgery as other surgeries, i don't know what the cost is and my insurance company covers it or not?
Yes: If you are referring to interstim, yes. A tiny lead is placed in the sacral foramina under fluroscopy guidance and then the battery is placed in the buttock region under the skin. You are usually asleep for about 30 minutes but go home after the surgery. I'm not sure about the insurance coverage. That is different for every patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Severity of problems: Is critical for determining balance of benefits (pain control in pelvic area, bladder control, bowel control) vs. Risks (foreign body - infection; implantation - infection, worsening bladder and bowel function, increased pain, bleeding, impotence). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having trial phase of sacral nerve stimulation for bladder, 50% symptoms improved.Am i perfect for permanent implant? Will improvement last forever?
Will sacral nerve stimulation help a person with cauda equina having difficulty to empty their bladder.I saw many people saying improvement in google?
Yes: There are benefits and complications of stimulator placement that your urologist should answer for you. The conditions under which your spinal cord was injured must be taken into consideration. Seek opinion at a center with experience in this technique. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is sacral nerve stimulation likely to work for patient who has neurogenic bladder due to cauda equine syndrome.?
SNS: That question is difficult to answer without additional information, like urodynamic findings and current bladder management. The great thing about sacral nerve stimulation is that it is tested prior to full implantation and you will be able to answer the question for yourself as to whether or not it worked for you prior to implantation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By implanintg sacral nerve stimulation, will there be any feeling of uncomfortable while running, sleeping, playing sports or doing any activities?
I have a neurogenic bladder caused by cauda equina.How effective will sacral nerve stimulation for me.My doctor is recommending it.What will be cost?
Pain in the Butt: Typically s1 nerve root starts in the back and travels through the tailbone into the leg where it becomes part of the sciatic nerve. Typical pain patterns from compression of the nerve root can cause pain from the buttock region all the way down the back of the leg into the foot, heel and outward toe regions. ...Read more
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