The neurostimulation implant is placed below the skin surgically. So, surgical difficulties are likely, similar to other surgeries. These may include infection, pain at the site of surgery, bleeding into the epidural space, headache, etc.
Few risks that are specific to spinal cord stimulation may contains:
– Stimulation stops or only works occasionally
– Poor system connection
Once the neurostimulation system is fixed, it’s possible that device difficulties may occur. These comprise jolting, lead breaking, and movement of the lead within the epidural space, which may need reprogramming, surgical replacement of the leads, or corrective surgery. These actions may result in sore stimulation or loss of therapy.
Most of these complications can be minimized or avoided by an experienced team.