What is Implanted nerve stimulator?

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Implantable Peripheral Nerve Stimulators are used to control chronic pain signals caused by the peripheral nerve. The peripheral nerve stimulator is implanted under the skin and is surgically placed to send electrical pulses to the problematic nerve directly.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
2
Mild
2
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Implanted nerve stimulator

Side effect Patients
Electric shock sensations 1
Loss of voice 1
Stimulation of chest nerves 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Implanted nerve stimulator

Mar 20, 2010 (Started Nov 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stop pain signals to brain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stimulation of chest nerves)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Back condition got worse resulting in unit not working right. countinued mersa infection from sugury
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: stimulation of chest nerves, stimulation of chest nerves

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