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Sep 18 2018

Spinal Cord Stimulation after Surgery

#spinal #stimulator #surgery # Spinal Cord Stimulation after Surgery Question:A few years ago, I had a spinal fusion from L4 to S1. Unfortunately, I still have unbearable pain, and I’m considering a spinal cord stimulator. Do you think that’s a good option for me since surgery didn’t work? Can I have one put in, even if I have hardware (screws and rods) from the fusion? —Brooklyn, NY Answer: Persistent pain following lumbar fusion is referred to as either Post Laminectomy Syndrome (PLS) or Failed Back Syndrome (FBS), and I know how disappointing it is for patients to still have pain …