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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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sbigbird...hi I just did the trial of the spinal stimulator last week. Before, trying the spinal stim I had no feeling in my right foot and toes. My surgeon told me about the SCS, and he advised me that my
nervous system is messed up, so by getting the SCS my chances of improving my right side is good. Once, I started the trial, right away I could feel my right foot and toes, the pain in my lower back was somewhat gone. I'm waiting now to get the perm one implanted, due to the SCS help me with at least 50% of my pain, but I still had to take some pain medication with it. I pray that the perm one will work on me like the trial did. I've had five surgery on my back and tailbone since May 2010 and I walk with a walker due to I lost alot of my balance in my legs, I'm depress, and my nerves are real bad, so I see a therpist who is helping me with these issues. I would recommend the SCS to anyone. But, the Dr. did tell me it would not help my back pain, hip pain and my RSD. I decided to try due to I would due anything to improve my life. I will be praying for you, and keep in touch, just remember if you try it and it don't work you don't have to get the perm one...GOD Bless you and your family..Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Sunshine!!!!

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well ty so much for the info i too have lil to no feeling in my right foot but at times excruciating pains like hot needles i so feel for u as we know what real pain is!!! i too suffer deression and am angry what my life has become this website has been great for me so ty and good luck to u. i am gonna do a lil further research as most of my pain is in my back i just ordered a decompression belt fromwww.drhonow.com worth a try u may wanna look at it ty and best of everything to u

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sbigbird..thanks for the website, I will check it out. I hope you get some relieve from the belt. Right now my hip, right leg has shooting pain down to my right foot. But my tailbone hurt if I try to bend or twist, so I pray that I find something to assist me with my issues. I get anger knowing how happy I was and I was a teacher, and now I'm sad all the time, don't want to go anywhere or be around anyone, all I like to do is sleep and watch tv.Because my doctors say I will not work ever again. So I will be praying for all of us on this site to get better...God Bless, hang in there, do your research....
Sunshine!!!!!

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i share your anger and depression as i feel hopeless at times. we cannot give up!!!

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sbigbird...
i like your thoughts on dont give up. i tried the scs and i have low back pain plus leg and butt pain. it didnt help me but at least i tried....pete

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ty for ur input pete i have with lots of consideration decided against the stimulator am looking into ANYTHING but more surgeries and the narcotics i hate so much

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