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Need advice regarding spinal stimulator

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,731
I have had two major spine surgeries, and numerous pain related treatments. I am now reduced to walking short distances only and with great pain. Im no stranger to cronic pain as i have been dealing with this situation for 6 years. I have decided to try the spinal stimulator and would love to here some good and or bad from anyone with knowledge. Thanks!
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  • I have met several individuals who have had the stimulator and wanted it removed immediately afterwards. Please do your research as there are several complications and different types of units.

    Good luck
  • I don't have one, but after failed back surgery and ongoing leg pain, my doc is suggesting one. He claims he has patients that have used them over a decade with great relief. I also know someone who had one put in and has had problems but is having it adjusted and hopes it may work. I think it's just like any surgery - sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. But - I think if it is removable, and doesn't create life-threatening side effects (I don't know, haven't researched it yet myself ), it may be worth trying. Who knows, it may change your life!

    I will be interested to hear the responses to your post too! Rosa
  • I am waiting for my insurance to okay a trial with a spinal cord stimulator and I have been waiting a v-e-r-y l-o-n-g t-i-m-e. During this time I've asked a lot of questions and gotten a lot of answers. I know there are a lot of people on this forum who are thrilled with their stims and a few who are not. If you do a search "spinal cord stimulator" you will find a boatload of information. Susan.
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