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#1 Jenette


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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:24 PM

I have degenerated discs in my lumbar and cervical spine. I've been getting epidural steroid injections every few months. My pain management doctor is recommmending Neurostimulation for my lumbar spine. I'm not yet ready for MDS, but I know that if and when I am ready for MDS, I can't have both. I was only diagnosed with YOPD a year ago and am still learning to live with the disease and manage my medication schedule. I'm not sure I want to deal with a neurostimulator.

I know it's my choice, and I'm checking with my own doctor. However, I'd like to get your thoughts. Thanks

#2 Dr. Okun

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:14 PM

In some patients they are very helpful and they can give a test stimulation to see how it will work.

You can have more than one neurostimulator, so I am not sure what you mean by you can't have both. You can also have DBS in the brain if that is what you mean.

Hope that helps.

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