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Doctors Oppose Removal of Spinal Cord Stimulators From MTUS

By Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | 1689 | 0 | 0 min read

California would join Washington state and the federal government in restricting payment for spinal cord stimulators under proposed treatment guidelines, but regulators are getting pushback from physicians who say the devices are a viable and preferable alternative to opioids for treating pain. Mark Wallace Dr. Mark Wallace, chairman of the division of pain medicine at the University of California, San Diego, medical school, told Public Broadcasting Service and National Public Radio affiliate KPBS that the Division of Workers' Compensation's proposed update to t...

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