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Avoiding Paralysis from Improper Spine Stimulator Surgery

For anyone reading the April 16, 2014 edition of The Wall Street Journal and contemplating implant surgery for a spinal-cord stimulator, the news was frightening. The headline set the stage: “When Spine Implants Cause Paralysis, Who is to Blame?” According the newspaper’s analysis of adverse-event reports submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and […]

Patient Satisfaction with Spinal Cord Stimulation for Predominant Complaints of Chronic, Intractable Low Back Pain

The Spine Journal, Volume 1, Issue 5, September-October 2001, Pages 358-363 Donna D. Ohnmeiss, Ralph F. Rashbaum Subject Spinal Cord Stimulation Introduction Results of subsequent surgical intervention in patients with intractable pain after lumbar spine surgery are typically worse than for initial surgery, particularly in those with predominant complaints of back pain rather than lower extremity […]

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