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Can a spinal cord stimulator be used to treat musculoskeletal pain?

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Dr. William Newton
Pain Management
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Newton
Dr. William Newton
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: No

A tens unit is used for musculoskeletal pain and is external to the body.
A scs is primarily used for severe, and chronic pain from nerve injuries. A scs is surgically implanted near the spinal cord.

In brief: No

A tens unit is used for musculoskeletal pain and is external to the body.
A scs is primarily used for severe, and chronic pain from nerve injuries. A scs is surgically implanted near the spinal cord.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery

In brief: Yes

A spinal cord stimulator can often be very helpful for musculoskeletal pain.

In brief: Yes

A spinal cord stimulator can often be very helpful for musculoskeletal pain.
Dr. Seth Zeidman
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Dr. Mehul Desai
Unlikely, at this point the evidence is best for neuropathic pain.
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