Spinal Cord Stimulator
Most patients can return home the same day or the morning following the spinal cord stimulator implant procedure. Your physician will program the pulse generator and give you written instructions before you go home. After surgery patients typically experience mild discomfort and swelling at the incision site. You should not bend, twist, lift, or reach for about 6 weeks after surgery, as these actions could cause the lead wires to come out of place. Do not drive, drink alcohol, or carry out strenuous activity.