Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial: Day 7

Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial: Day 7 Device set on P2-7* and Adjustment to P2-5* Day 7, sleep was not easy. The incision area no longer hurt, but the abdominal binder was still a constant distraction from sleep. My pain symptom still persisted and the idea of the x-ray and lead moving was enough to keep me from a good night of sleep. I woke ...

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Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial: The Procedure

Spinal Cord Stimulator: The Procedure Preparing for the Spinal Cord Stimulator trial was much like any other surgery I’ve gone through; no food after midnight, nothing to eat or drink the day of the procedure. If you are  considering Spinal Cord Stimulator you may have researched how the procedure goes, if not here is a quick once over. With a typical Spinal Cord Stimulator you are awake and ...

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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Physical Therapy is part of the first line of treatment for early stages of back pain/herniated disc. By now you have seen a doctor about you pain, they usually explain that with prescription drugs, physical therapy and time your issue could resolve itself without any kind of surgery. And this is true for a majority of people. Within 4-6 weeks for most ...

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Back Injury and The First Steps: Your Doctor and Prescriptions

  Your Injury and Your Doctor: When you suffer a spine injury it is (for most) a new form of pain. An intense and alarming kind of pain that eventually forces you to your doctor’s office. My Primary Care Physician asked me a series of questions and performed a series of simple tests. Such as walking on my heels, then on my toes; evaluating flexibility ...

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