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What Are Benefits And Risks Of Sacral Nerve Stimulation Therapy
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
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
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?
Sacral nerve stim: Interstim is sacral nerve stim for bladder issues. This is a surgery. Sacral nerve stim can also be done with spinally placed leads usually for pelvic pain and some other types of pain. Whether the insurance covers or not is best checked with the insurance. ...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
I am experiencing lower leg pain with some pain on the back of the upper legs. Pain is in both legs. I had the trial sacral nerve stimulation (Interstim) 2weeks ago. What should I do?
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?
Prevent seizures: Vagus nerve stimulation (vns) is designed to prevent seizures by sending regular, mild pulses of electrical energy to the brain via the vagus nerve. These pulses are supplied by a device something like a pacemaker. http://www.epilepsy.com/epilepsy/vns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What percentage of epilepsy patients are good candidates for vagus nerve stimulation (vns) therapy?
VNS candidates: must be at least 12 years old (in the US) and have seizures that are known to respond to VNS ( eg. focal seizures, secondarily generalized seizures ) and have failed to achieve adequate seizure control with at least two anticonvulsants (with documented therapeutic levels) or a combination of medications. Typically they are not good epilepsy surgery candidates. In my practice: about 1/3 patients. ...Read more
Lukewarm option: Vagal nerve stimulation (vns) for treatment resistant depression is fda approved (2005). However, subsequent studies have not been too supportive of its use. There are many medication options and combinations these days as well as transcranial magnetic stimulation (less invasive) and electroconvulsive therapy (still an effective treatment). ...Read more
Sacral nerve trauma: It is very unlikely to "tear" a sacral nerve without severe trauma, such as a major car accident, etc.. Most pain in the area of sacral nerve distribution is caused by muscle/tendon strain/tears and swelling thereafter, which puts presssure on the sacral nerve, shooting lower back pains into the upper and lower leg where affected. Rest and a visit with an orthopedic provider if pain continues . ...Read more
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
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?
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
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?
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