A subset of patients with persistent leg and/or back pain following previous surgical treatment may find relief from at least a portion of their residual pain following placement of a spinal cord or dorsal root ganglion (spinal nerve root) stimulator. A stimulator is a small battery or generator that can be permanently implanted. It is connected to two small wires that are inserted through a separate incision in order to target the desired area.
Once surgery is complete the patient will spend a few hours in the surgical recovery area for monitoring.
- Patients go home the day of surgery
All surgical patients at Comprehensive Spine Care are provided with medications prior to the date of surgery with instructions on their post-operative usage. Wound care, medication and diet instructions for after surgery are also provided upon discharge from the hospital or surgery center.