Personalized treatments for people with back pain and spine disorders
Published: Nov. 15, 2010
Updated: Nov. 17, 2010
A spinal cord stimulator is a device that is implanted in the body and sends electrical impulses to the spinal cord to modulate pain signals.
Prior to permanent implantation, the patient must undergo a trial period with the stimulator. This trial period may last from twenty-four hours to one week.
This is an outpatient procedure. You will not have to be admitted to the hospital.
You will have some pain, redness, and swelling around the implantation site. The procedural pain should go away in a few days.
Make sure you talk to your physician regarding specific activity limitations following the procedure.