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CRPS- L foot. On meds, physio- working in part, PM dr- spinal cord stimulation might work. Mild CRPS, but meds side effects horrible. SCS- good idea?

CRPS- L foot. On meds, physio- working in part, PM dr- spinal cord stimulation might work. Mild CRPS, but meds side effects horrible. SCS- good idea?

Consider sympathetic: Consider sympathetic blocks if you have not had that. You need to see a physician who has expertise in doing these blocks, to see if it can do anything to help relieve your chronic pain ...Read more

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What is spinal cord stimulation?

What is spinal cord stimulation?

Spinal Stimulation: A spinal cord stimulator is a device used to exert pulsed electrical signals to the spinal cord. Applications for the control of spinal spasticity, augmentation of standing and stepping capabilities is identified. Scs has notable analgesic properties in the treatment of failed back surgery syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome and refractory pain due to ischemia. ...Read more

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What is spinal cord stimulation like?

What is spinal cord stimulation like?

Electrifying!: Spinal cord stimulation performed for relief of chronic pain involves insertion of electrodes in the back part of the spinal canal. These are guided up to a level at which pain reduction occurs upon administration of a small electric current. Spinal cord stimulation is rarely done for other purposes in routine practice. ...Read more

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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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What are the common risks of spinal cord stimulation surgery?

What are the common risks of spinal cord stimulation surgery?

Different: The low risks of such a procedure include infection, hematoma, neurologic injury, broken wire, loss or change in stimulation over time, dural tear, migration of wire leads, and failure of the wire or pulse generator. Prior to undergoing any procedure, speak with your doctor prior to undergoing any spinal procedures for full risks and benefits. ...Read more

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What's the benefit of spinal cord stimulation for pain management?

What's the benefit of spinal cord stimulation for pain management?

Helps with: Chronic pain due to neuropathic pain whether due to radiculopathy due to post spine surgery or postlaminectomy syndrome, diabetic or other neuropathies, chronic regional pain syndrome are a few reasons. Newer diagnoses its being shown to help with are peripheral vascular disease, heart/cardiac abnormalities like angina. ...Read more

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Does Spinal Cord Stimulation reduce chronic osteoarthritis pain?

Does  Spinal Cord Stimulation reduce chronic osteoarthritis  pain?

Not wise.: Its like using a sledge hammer to crack a soft boiled egg. It is a dangerous procedure that has numerous complications and last for only a few months to a year. No OA is that bad. If spinal OA consider RFA-Radio Frequency Ablation. Its relief also transient but has almost NO complications and is done in 30" at an out patient facility and repeated ad lib. Ask a physiatrist, MD. ...Read more

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Can the spinal cord stimulation help mask the burning pain in the legs and feet?

Can the spinal cord stimulation help mask the burning pain in the legs and feet?

Neuromodulation: It seems like you are experiencing peripheral neuropathy. Spinal cord stimulation is an advanced treatment for specific painful conditions. It is usually used for patient with pain after neck or back surgery or pain from complex regional pain syndrome. It has been gaining more popularity for peripheral neuropathy as well. You would need to have a trial to see if it is effective for your pain ...Read more

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