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Hi, I have idiomatic neuropathy. I also have a nerve entrapment in lower back. I'm considering spinal stimulator. Injections haven't worked. Any ideas?
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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Another opinion
I would get several other opinions first from other pain doctors and/or physical medicine specialist (physiatrist).
I've noticed more people than not have problems with the spinal stimulators.

In brief: Another opinion
I would get several other opinions first from other pain doctors and/or physical medicine specialist (physiatrist).
I've noticed more people than not have problems with the spinal stimulators.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
In brief: Idiopathic neuropath
Neuropathy and nerve root impingement are reasons to consider a scs if injections have failed.
A sympathetic block is the "correct" injection for neuropathy while an epidural or selective nerve root block is what's needed for nerve impingement. A trial is done before the permanent scs, this gives you a chance to "test" the scs before implant.

In brief: Idiopathic neuropath
Neuropathy and nerve root impingement are reasons to consider a scs if injections have failed.
A sympathetic block is the "correct" injection for neuropathy while an epidural or selective nerve root block is what's needed for nerve impingement. A trial is done before the permanent scs, this gives you a chance to "test" the scs before implant.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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