Risks of Spinal Cord Stimulation

Dr. Jose Mena, Interventional Spine Specialist with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, says the risks of spinal cord stimulation will be infection, and bleeding. “For bleeding, we ask the patient to stop several medications prior to the procedure, and for infection everything is sterile and we give antibiotics during the procedure and during the last of the trial so they don’t get infected, and they don’t develop an infection that can be detrimental,” he points out.

The doctor says the success rate is anywhere around 60, 65% on patients and it can be brought up to about a 90% if they improve the selection of the patients to this procedure.

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