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Pain pump question

Started by scottL on 04/13/2010 1:11pm

Has anyone had one of these implanted? Did it help/worsen? How was the procedure? I am curious since I don't know what the outcome will be and I'm sick of patches and pills, My pain Dr mentioned one of these. Thanks in advance.

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Scott:

I have not yet received the trial for the pain pump. I am going to get the trial on 4/26. I will post again after i get one. I have severe chronic pain due to a spinal cord tumor I had in 1988. My doctor says this pain pump is the best option for me.

Again, I'll post again after the trial.

Good Luck!

Pam

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Thanks Pam.

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ScottL, your story is the exactly my story. I have had neck (C5-C6)surgery in 2002 and remain to have pain from that,then had a stem implant in 2004 and two years latter had it removed. In 2008 I had a fusion (L5-S1) and with that I had a regiment injections and Meds to calm down the hip and leg pain and nothing seems to help, I am doing the walking and exercise program again this makes the 7th time and have been told now I have Sjogren's Syndrome and Fibromyalgia and get trigger point injections.So I too wonder if the Pump will help?

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I sure hope the pain pump helps! I'm going to see a pain specialist on Tuesday. he's in the same group as my neurosurgeon. My neurosurgeon wants to see if the pain doctor thinks the pump is appropriate for my condition. I kind of like this "team" approach, as my original neurosurgeon is in the office also, So I have 3 on my team! Finally, a ray of hope amid the gloom!! I can't wait to try this. I am in constant nerve pain all of the time now. So if this takes away 30% then so be it! It's better than nothing, right?

Anyway, will post again when I do the trial.

It feels really good to have a place to go and vent - besides a loved one; they get enough crap already!

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Hi Scott
I don't know if you have the Pain Pump by now but I just had the Pain Pump surgery on 12-23-2010. It's helping me, I have 4 Fusions in my neck and 2 in my Lumbar. I also have a messed up Leg from a Deer Broadsiding me on my Harley. Didn't lay the Bike down but messed up some Ligaments in my left Knee and Ankle. I am still in the adjustment stage and it seems like it is taking it forever but I Can Tell A Difference. I'm hopeing when they finally get to the point where I am getting enough Morphine that I won't have to take Narcotics. You can expect some really powerful headaches at first butthey dissappear when you lay down. I am still on Narcotics but I am doing more right now than I have in 3 yrs, The Stimulator hasn't worked for Anyone I have been in contact with that has had them, I always hear they make you itch like crazy and don't help the pain, I wish I was further along so you would have more of a long term outlook but mine is Helping. Can't wait till I get up a little higher on the dose. They have to bring it up really slow, It is a God send to me I will say.
Hope that helps you or someone else
JJ

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