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spinal stimulator

Started by mikesal on 09/19/2010 6:05pm

I have had a total of 15-17 various spinal fusions w/hardware in neck, thoracic & lumbar. My lumbar is my biggest & most painful problem. I orthopod and pain management can no longer help me. Pain Dr. & new Neurosergen want to do a 'spinal stimulator' implant
but there is one BIG PROBLEM the neurosergeon needs to do a LAMINACTOMY at T9/10 & or T11/12? in order to be able to put in TRIAL Period LEADS for device. I ned help to decide if it is to late, risky, & complicated to get any major releif for my chronic pain in my right & left flanks, middle of may back into the groin & into the right thigh. Please I need advice. I am scheduled to do this Oct 8th.

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well i had the same problem in that they did a hemilaminectomy in order it insert the stimulator. it was a three hour procedure and pain wasnt bad. trouble was that it didnt help my pain. i got good coverage but no relief. i would go for it. just because it didnt help me doesnt mean you wont get relief....pete

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Oh! yes spinal stimulator is one of the most sensitive case in the field of medical, when you not satisfied our doctor and you not feel comfort then stretching exercise is one of the best solution for this...more information plz visit in.....
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Hi mikesal...I have a lumbar fusion on May 19 of this year, and removed on Sept 2 of this year. Now I'm getting ready to try a trail of the nerve stimulator. My neuro doctor told me on Oct 7, 2010 that I have RSD which attacks the nervous system. My right side is always burning up, in pain, and right foot is swollen and no feeling in my toes. So, I'm waiting to get my appt to get the trial of the stimulator. If it work I will get the perm. one, for life thats what my Neuro told me, and I will have to use a walker for life due to my off balance and falling down.

Hope your TRIAL goes well...May God Be with you.....

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Hello mikesal
I am on my last day of the trial. The last 7 days have been amazing i have been 100% pain free on one side because the dr only uses one lead for the trial. I cant wait to get the implant that way the other leg and hip does'nt hurt. The good thing about the stem is that if it does'nt work it can be taken out. But i hope the best for you and everbodyelse that is trying the stimulator and i hope its works because nobody needs to be in pain.

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I'm waiting now to get a health assessment to see if I qualified for the trial. I want to know what is the doctor assessing, mental or physical state. I'm hurting on both sides now, and I get no sleep. I hope they call me soon, so I can see if it help me. Do you know if this condition help with my disability claim, its been six months since I apply and I have not been denied, but I did get perm handicap place cards, I can't drive due to my pain. It has been seven months since I drove my new car. Glad to know you are okay, I will keep you in my prayers...Wish me luck....

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hi....if you have had surgeries and there is no more surgical option then you are most likely candidate for scs. the mental part is just an interview with a psychologist to see if you can handle the stress of the scs unit.....good luck....pete

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pete81241....thanks so much for the information. I will keep you in my prayers..Once again thanks ...good luck

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Hi just wanted everyone to know I received the scs today. So far not to bad, just alot of pain where the leads are. I hope it work, because my neck C5-6 need to be fix, had a MRI on my neck and it is damage from rhe car accident in 1993. So, I will keep the SCS until friday than they will remove it.
Thanks to everyone that help me understand how it work. I'm still waiting on a response from the social security dept. on my disibility case. Has not been denial or approved yet 7 months now. Take care everyone, and I wish everyone well...
Sunshine!!!!!

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i'm so glad you are trying it. i sure hope it gives some relief.....pete

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pete81241.....thanks so far I'm doing great, I can even feel my right foot, that I couldn't feel. I hope the perm. one work well , if not I don't know what the next opition for me. Because, nerve block shots do not work...I pray you will get to feeling better soon..will keep in touch and let you know what happens...
Sunshine!!!!!

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