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Spinal cord stimulators: Living pain free

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October 17, 2013
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At least 100 million American adults -- more than the total affected by heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined -- are affected by chronic pain. For those who can’t find relief with conservative therapies, implanted devices have been proven effective, but make it unsafe to receive MRI scans.


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