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Vagus nerve stimulator implant follow up?

Vagus nerve stimulator implant follow up?

Please resubmit: Can you please be more specific with your question? It's not clear if you are asking whether you need a followup, or with whom, or have other questions. Please contact the doctor who implanted the stimulator if you have specific questions about your procedure, and YES, you need followup afterwards. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

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


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What is vagal nerve stimulator?

What is vagal nerve stimulator?

Epilepsy: This is a device that is inserted around the vagal nerve in the neck used to reduce epileptic seizures when medications can produce satisfactory control. ...Read more

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Will nerve stimulators help headaches?

Will nerve stimulators help headaches?

Headaches: In brief yes. Pns has been used in very select cases for headaches. They are very successful in those instances. See a pain doctor to discuss further. ...Read more

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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 transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation deal with back pain?

Can transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation deal with back pain?

Yes: Tens may decrease pain, particularly that associated with muscle, ligament and nerve mediated pain (as opposed to that originating from bone). ...Read more

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What is transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation used for?

What is transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation used for?

TENS: Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (tens) uses low - voltage electrical current to relieve pain. ...Read more

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Who benefits the most from transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation?

TENS: Although it has been used to treat other types of pain, transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (tens) is often used to treat pain related to muscle, joint, or bony problems. ...Read more

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Can Medtronic stimulator cause spine pain?

Can Medtronic stimulator cause spine pain?

Possibly: You could have developed an infection around the stimulator which could cause pin. If he electrodes are not functioning well or have come lose that also could cause pain. I would speak to the physician who placed the stimulator ...Read more

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What is the vagal nerve stimulator?

What is the vagal nerve stimulator?

VNS: is a wonderful device used to treat refractory seizures and depression. About the size of half an Oreo Cookie it is placed under the skin by a skilled surgeon. A thin wire sends a tiny current intermittently to the brain by way of the left Vagus Nerve in the neck. My patients who are lucky enough to have one report overwhelmingly a vast improvement in their lives. They are made in Houston Tx ...Read more

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Will acupuncture benefit pinched nerve in shoulder?

Will acupuncture benefit pinched nerve in shoulder?

Acupuncture for pain: Acupuncture is very effective for a variety of painful conditions. ...Read more

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Is trans-cutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) the same thing as a spinal cord stimulator? Differences?

Is trans-cutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) the same thing as a spinal cord stimulator? Differences?

Nope: Spinal cord simulator is surgically implanted. The TENS unit is worn and can be removed and easily adjusted by you or a physical therapist. This picture is of a typical TENS unit with its simulator, leads and adhesive electodes ...Read more

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What is vagus nerve stimulation?

What is vagus nerve stimulation?

Seizure Treatment: Vagus nerve stimulation involves the surgical implantation of a small device, similar to a pacemaker, in the chest with wires under the skin which are wrapped around the vagus nerve in the neck. Vns has been found effective in the treatment of some patients with seizures. ...Read more

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Would oxycodone relieve nerve pain? Particularly pudendal neuralgia?

Would oxycodone relieve nerve pain? Particularly pudendal neuralgia?

Yes and No: Short answer is that any opiate or narcotic, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine etc, will help just about any pain. But one develops rapid tolerance to such drugs and in time they become less effective. Most all neuralgias are much more effectively treated with more "nerve specific" meds like Gabapentin and carbamazepine. ...Read more

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Will the tens device work for spinal fusion?

Will the tens device work for spinal fusion?

No: No, but a bone stimulator might. Nothing makes up for lousy carpentry so - pick your surgeon wisely. Are you sure that you got a problem fusion will fix (e.g. Spinal instability) ?. Vague symptoms ("back pain") rarely get better with fusions. The nerve decompression portion of the case needs to be handled well also (unusual for a 34 year old to need a fusion, double check on the indication ... ...Read more

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Can epidurals cause vagal nerve damage?

Can epidurals cause vagal nerve damage?

No: The vagus nerve originates in the brain, so an injection affecting spinal nerves should have no effect. ...Read more

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Will spinal cord stimulation help alleviate pain?

Will spinal cord stimulation help alleviate pain?

It is a good option: If other things have failed everbody is different it doesnt work100% thats why there is a one week trial. ...Read more

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Can reflexology irritate sciatic nerve.?

Thanks for asking!: Any severe stretch or pressure can cause sciatic irritation.Make sure the person doing the treatment is well trained. ...Read more

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Tens (Definition)

Is an acronym standing for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. We've found that by over-stimulating certain nerves, it "short circuits" the ...Read more