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Medtronic Spinal Stimulator

bassfshnbbassfshn Posts: 2
edited 02/04/2015 - 9:39 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Would like some advice please. 50 year old Male. Have had 15 Spinal Surgeries to date. Department of Veterans Affairs is to install the newer temporary medtronic spinal stimulator on the 9th of February. Anyone have any advice on what to ask, what to look for, expectations? Thanks


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    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
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  • I've had 4 neck surgeries, and because of a failed fusion and subsequent revision surgery, I'm using the spine stimulator.
    Its no big deal, just some electrodes you wear in affected area.
    I was told to wear constantly to stimulate bone growth.
    I'd ask about the duration time, both daily and long-term.
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