Getting a Neurostimulator or Drug Pump

Neurostimulators and drug pumps provide additional options for the management of chronic pain.

Factors Your Doctor May Consider

If your current treatment isn't providing enough pain relief, your doctor may recommend a neurostimulation or drug pump screening test (an opportunity to try the therapy without a permanent implant).
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Surgery: What to Expect

The surgery to implant a neurostimulator or drug pump takes approximately 1 to 3 hours and may require a hospital stay.
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Your Healthcare Team

Depending on your condition and hospital, a wide variety of medical professionals may be part of your treatment team.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 27 Sep 2010

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