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Doctor insights on: Spinal Cord Stimulator Complications

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How well does a spinal cord stimulator work?

Depends: They can work very well in the properly selected patient, who has failed most other conservative measures and doesn't have any psychosocial or secondary gain issues. A trial is done first to make sure it helps before implanting one. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of a spinal cord stimulator?

What are the pros and cons of a spinal cord stimulator?

Limitations: Pros are your pain significantly will be improved and life will be better because pain under better control. The procedure is also totally reversible. Limitations of the device include inability to obtain an MRI scan, which could be an issue if you have diseases requiring MRI scan. There is likelihood that future technology will include MRI compatible spinal cord stimulators. ...Read more

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How often does the spinal cord stimulator have to be replaced?

How often does the spinal cord stimulator have to be replaced?

That depends on : Several factors: the device manufacturer, the size and type of battery, how often it is on and to what intensity or strength that it is utilized. It is hard to give a general answer because of all these factors. Typically , one is expecting several years on average. ...Read more

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What risks and benefits are expected with a spinal cord stimulator?

What risks and benefits are expected with a spinal cord stimulator?

SCS benefits: Besides anesthetic and surgical risks, there are risks involved with scs itself. It includes scs malfunction, scs affecting the wrong location, overstimulation, the lead may move or become damaged, requiring surgical repositioning or removal ... The benefits of scs include pain control, improving quality of life, reducing medication dosage ... ...Read more

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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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Can a spinal cord stimulator cause pinched nerve ?

Can a spinal cord stimulator cause pinched nerve ?

If: Placed correctly should help with pinched nerve, sometimes they migrate (leads) go have them checked. ...Read more

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Can a person with a spinal cord stimulator become tolerant and not receive benefits in the long run?

Can a person with a spinal cord stimulator become tolerant and not receive benefits in the long run?

SCS: Although you have a scs - tolerance to its effects can be seen. This is more with older designed systems. The newer ones that are designed now days(boston scientific) result in less tolerance. One has to rule out new pathology as a reason. ...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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Is a dynatron sts machine available with an already implanted spinal cord stimulator?

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