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Is Spinal Cord Stimulator Dangerous?

I had a question on spinal cord stimulator. Is Spinal Cord Stimulator dangerous? Does its advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
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  • 07/17/2014
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  • Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI, DA
  • Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI, DA

No spinal cord stimulator is not dangerous but it can cause serious side effects. it is not dangerous because it does not produce high voltage current and cause electric conduction damage to surrounding tissue and spinal cord. It can cause a infection and abscess leading to meningitis, transverse myelitis and encephalitis. The physician who is performing these surgery is aware of these complications and will always looks for symptoms suggesting any of these symptoms. Patient should make sure physician who would take care of spinal cord stimulator has several years of experience.

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