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What are the common risks of spinal cord stimulation surgery?

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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Everything has risks

Infection, bleeding, dural puncture and failure to relieve the pain.

In brief: Everything has risks

Infection, bleeding, dural puncture and failure to relieve the pain.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Brian Le
Pain Management

In brief: SCS risks

Besides anesthetic and surgical risks, there are risks involved with scs itself.
It includes scs malfunction, scs affecting the wrong location, overstimulation, the lead may move or become damaged, requiring surgical repositioning or removal ...

In brief: SCS risks

Besides anesthetic and surgical risks, there are risks involved with scs itself.
It includes scs malfunction, scs affecting the wrong location, overstimulation, the lead may move or become damaged, requiring surgical repositioning or removal ...
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Several common ones

Infection , lead migration, lead fracture, loss of pain relief, dural tear and spinal fluid leakage are the most common.

In brief: Several common ones

Infection , lead migration, lead fracture, loss of pain relief, dural tear and spinal fluid leakage are the most common.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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