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Suggest remedy for dislodged spinal cord stimulator

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Posted on Wed, 13 May 2015
Question: Last may 2014 I had a spinal cord stimulator implanted with two leads. For some reason the right one dislodged and much of my pain has returned, Should I have this lead replaced? The doctor said there is more pain to be having it replaced than in he original surgery. It had really helped me to walk much better. Should I have it done? What are the alternatives? I am taking lots of painkillers in order to survive. The brand name is XXXXXXX Scientific.
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Second surgery may not be fruitful.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I have studied your case.

I will advise not to intervene now.
Second surgery may not be fruitful.

Till time you can take opioid analgesic consulting your doctor.

Physiotherapy like TENS [Transcutaneous nerve stimulation] and interferential therapy will give quick relief.
You can take epidural injection shot.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.
If you find this answer helpful do not hesitate to rate this answer at end of discussion.
Wishing you good health.

Take care

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Suggest remedy for dislodged spinal cord stimulator

Brief Answer: Second surgery may not be fruitful. Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case. I will advise not to intervene now. Second surgery may not be fruitful. Till time you can take opioid analgesic consulting your doctor. Physiotherapy like TENS [Transcutaneous nerve stimulation] and interferential therapy will give quick relief. You can take epidural injection shot. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. If you find this answer helpful do not hesitate to rate this answer at end of discussion. Wishing you good health. Take care