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Spinal stimulator

Started by dcart24 on 06/29/2017 3:30pm

I hurt my back and neck in 2013. Have did therapy injections and now I am going to try spinal stimulator. Have already had the mandatory physic evaluation. Has any one had this done ?

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Hi, In the second week of January of this year, I had my spinal stimulator permanently implanted. Because my spine is totally fused, the doctor had to do a little more surgery than the normal person would have. I spent the night in the hospital and then home the next day. I had quite a bit of pain because he had to cut out bone to put it in. But after a couple of weeks , the pain wasn't so bad anymore. I have had the stimulator adjusted three times so far, but my company representative, who does the adjustments, said sometimes it takes more than that, and don't be afraid to call her anytime. My unit was placed to take care of pain in my leg from my hip down. So far it seems to be helping. Sometimes if I am really tired, or if I have sat for too long, my leg hurts, and I just lie down for an hour. Mostly, tho, everything is all right and I am glad I had it done. Mine is a St. Jude type. I hope this has helped. I know that not everyone has good results, but I hope you do.

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I had this done 2015 I was not aware that it takes so little for the leads to move well mine did and they couldn't get to stimulate in my low back it was stimulating in my ribs very uncomfortable feeling so mine is just in there doing nothing but causing muscle spasms. I wish you better luck!

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Hi, dcart24--thank you for your post. We have lots of content on spinal cord stimulation that we'd like to share with you:

( Spinal Cord Stimulation: Risks and Benefits )
( Spinal Cord Stimulation: Is it Right for You? )
( Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Control of Chronic Back Pain )
( Spinal Cord Stimulation: Advantages and Risks and Who is a Candidate? )

We hope you find this information helpful. Please keep us posted on your experience with the treatment. We wish you all the best!

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ive had two!dont do it.please they do not work for the most part.the burst dr works for a short time but than u develope a tolerance.i had 1 month of pain relief.please do not buy into the hype.itsll about $$$$$$$$.research it on google ,you will see im right.god bless you.if you want more info i have quite a bit.contact me here

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