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Sacral Nerve Neuromodulation
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
Possibly: A pinched s1 nerve root can send radiating pain down the leg to the outsife of the foot. Sitting does cause increased disc pressure which can increase the pressure on the nerve. A pinched nerve usually responds to convervative treatment-nsaid's, pnysical therapy and chiropractic treatment. Any loss of bowel or bladder control means heading to the er immediately. Consult your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Shocks once or twice a month in back hurts when i breath in for a few seconds usually in left side of back could this be endometriosis of sacral nerve?
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
I had a sacral nerve stimulator put in on feb.7th. I am now having sever pain in my lower left side of my abdominal are those 2 things related?
Having trial phase of sacral nerve stimulation for bladder, 50% symptoms improved.Am i perfect for permanent implant? Will improvement last forever?
Can urinary incontinence be caused by decreased (improper) nerve function of the sacral nerve supply?
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