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Spinal Cord Stimulator

64pvolvo1800664pvolvo1800 Posts: 267
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:52 AM in Spinal Cord Stimulation
A friend of mine had failed surgical cures and she now has one of these and she is very pleased. Anyone know much about this and the ins/outs of it?
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  • A friend of mine as one and swears by it.she said her pain is reduced quite a bit.hope this helps
  • SpineAZSpineAZ WiscPosts: 1,084
    SCS can be helpful but they can also be a challenge. First they do a test session to see if the SCS will work for you, then if it works they do a permanent installation including a battery unit inserted under your skin.

    My concerns with SCS are that you can not have MRI with a SCS unit implanted and I have other joints that need MRI on occasion. Also the SCS is somewhat permanent and not always easily removed. So it takes a lot of research, discussion with your spine doc and Pain Med doc, evaluation, etc.
    2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos 
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  • Hello,

    Sorry to hear about your lower back problems. I would first ask whether you have tried all conservative measures. I assume you have, since you already had a discogram. I would recommend a few alternative opinions.

    One thing many physicians don't offer is minimally invasive surgery. We are doing this and can remove herniations with only a 7 mm incision! It uses a scope to remove the herniation. No bone is cut and no muscles are cut. Let me know if you want more information about this.

    Do you have leg pain, back pain, or both?

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    Post Edited by Moderator haglandc
    for more information about spinal cord stimulation.

    Regards,

    Dr. Wiederholz
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