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Old 05-24-2009, 11:50 PM   #2
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Re: spinal cord stimulator questions

Dev:

I wish I had the answers for you as I am beginning the same journey. Just figuring out if a SCS will work. From what my PM guy said the SCS can work for lumbar - they just don't know until they do the trial run.

All my research shows no actual laminectomy is done. The first test leads are put in during a minor surgery (often done under local with IV sedation). Then if the SCS works they implant more permanent leads and the battery pack. I've heard that's a bit more invovled but no where near the level of laminectomy type surgery.

Please keep me posted on what you find out!
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