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SPINAL STIMULATOR

Started by sbigbird on 11/22/2010 8:22am

i have had four major surgeries on my back and seem to get less pain relief with each one. i am depressed and angry beyon words. It has been suggested to me now that i undergo yet another surgery to impant the "spinal stimulator. upon research i have found some promising info but would like to know if any one one this site has tried it and what your results and opinions are thanks!!

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i have been using the SCS for a year. unfortunately i have not had any pain relief. i understand many individuals get excellent relief. i'm like you...severe pain after 7 surgeries. you can get a trial first so my advice is go for it. you may be one of the fortunate ones....pete

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ty pete after intense research and talking with others i have opted not to go with it can u share with me how u do deal with the pain i am sick of the narcotics and all the damn side affects. the methadone helped alot for a week then not so good but the side affects of like vertigo were makin me nuts so i went off it it is amazing how many of us suffer

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HI sbigbird
Let me tell you I have A SCS it has been installed now for 2 month.But I should ask you were is your pain.

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sbigbird...to answer your ? about how i deal with it...i guess i've just accepted it. i've tried everything and it doesnt help so i have to just live with the pain. my pain is positionally related. standing and sitting kill me so i have to spend a lot of time on my back....at least my mind works a little....pete

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my pain is in my back down my legs burning feet etc i think the stimulator seems tio help more the legs and feet .that pain i can bear but the back is horrific at times but like pete i have tried it all and nothing really works the opiate based narcotics can do more harm than good the methadone actually increased my pain. i am just amazed at the amount of people on here that have my same issues. on top of chronic pain i fight bipolar disorder. between them both they have robbed me of my life i have turned to b an angry bitter woman but working with a great pyschologist. my heart goes out to all that suffer

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HI sbigbird
Yes my stimulator only helps with my leg an foot pain.It don't take it all away but it helps.Now my low back still hurts I am in a lot of pain I did talk to my pain doc and he told me that I could benefit from A pain pump for my back pain.

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