Your doctor has determined that you are an appropriate candidate for a “Trial Spinal Cord Stimulator”. Please read the following instructions below:
You may experience some discomfort after the procedure. You may require additional muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatories. Take as directed.
Surgical Dressing Care
A surgical dressing will be placed to secure the “lead” and “connecting wires” and to aid in the prevention of infection.
It is very important during the trial to take special precautions to prevent infection in your spine. Before your procedure you will be given and IV antibiotic. You will also be provided an antibiotic to take at home. Start this the day after your procedure. Take the antibiotic until instructed to stop. Call our office if you develop a fever, shaking or chills or if you have a significant amount of drainage from underneath the dressing.
Please contact our office, at 704-662-0877, with any questions or contact your spinal cord stimulator representative.