I wanted to let you guys know of my experience with the SCS trial.
I had the Meditronic install on Monday.
So far I have received some relief,However The system is limited to the area that it cover. I have issues from my neck to my lower back so my pain is tipicaly from my head to my toes.
This stimulator requires constant adjusting in order to move the cover area around. It also has a tendency to go into runaway mode. One minute it's Ok and the next it's so intense that I can't handle it.
My option and we all know what options are. Is that this system would do great for some one that may have pain in only one area.
If you have pain in different areas of your body this System will require you to move from program to program.
I only have coverage from lower back to my feet.
I have to decide which part hurt the most and set the stimulator to help that area.
Once I have releive there, I switch the program to cover the other area. This goes on back and forth all day.
The only meds that I have been able to stop taking are the ones for break-thru pain. That's because I crank the stimulator up to cover that area when the pain hits.
I have my turn on all day. As soon as I turn it off or change from one area to another the pain returns quickly.
Is you guys have any ideas that I can try please feel free to post or pm me.
I really want this to work but,I know that I will not get the perm. Unless I receive 50% pain relief.
Right now I'm not getting that.