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Spinal cord stimulator

Hi all. I’ve been through a host of injections in my L5 nerve root and the pain relief is only temporary. Doc says that a spinal cord stimulator may now be the only option. Has anyone had any success with one? How do they work?  Would it prevent me doing anything?
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I've had a TENS unit before, and it was great. It was just regular little signals like a tap on the skin. I don't know how those compare to a "spinal cord stimulator." If it's the same thing, it is kind of fun, and does relax the muscles and nerves. But if it's deeper or implanted, sorry, I don't know.
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