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Treatment for canal stenosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Is spinal cord stimulation an effective treatment for pain caused by spinal stenosis?
User :   Hi
User :   Helloo
User :   let me read Your query
User :   May I know Your age?
User :   68
User :   How was Your stenosis diagnoses
User :   Lumbar MRI
User :   were ayou having any symptoms?
User :   Pain after short distance walking in low back only. Goes away when I sit down.
User :   has your doctor suggested spinal cord stimulation ?
User :   No, saw it on the internet. Have already had epidurals and radio frequency ablation. No good result.
User :   spinal cord stimulation is indicated in failed back surgery and in ischaemic conditions
User :   Does You r limb have ischaemia
User :   No
User :   Ok
User :   electrodes have to be implantrted in Your scalp
User :   there are complications
User :   has your doctor considered surgery
User :   Yes. I refuse to have surgery!!
User :   Ok
User :   this tohas complicationws like haematoma,headache ,infections,csf leak
User :   besides it is not an indication
User :   I know. Is it effective
User :   I think You should ask Your doctor whether this is a cure for Your condition
User :   OK. Thank you. Bye
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