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2008-04-22 12:50:00

Combination of 2 implanted nerve stimulators dramatically improves quality of life for those who have had poor results from back surgeryHelp is on the way for patients who have undergone back surgery but who continue to suffer from chronic pain in their backs and legs, thanks to a novel technology pioneered by two Chicago-area pain management specialists.Called a "hybrid technique," the procedure combines an implanted electronic device called a dorsal column (spinal cord) stimulator with a...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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