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SCS paddle shift??? Anyone experience this?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in Pain Management
Hi everyone:

So I had my SCS put in on 1/16/09. Things have been going well but for the past few weeks, I've noticed this funny feeling under my incision. It's like a little shift or movement when I bend or twist a certain way. I met with my Medtronic Rep. for a new adjustment this week and she said, based on programming, she does not think it has anything to do with the leads. However, she said it could be the edge of the paddle moving or slipping around. Has anyone else had experience with this (those of you who have the surgical leads and paddle). It doesn't hurt at all....



  • If you're actually feeling something slipping, it's not likely that it's the paddle itself because humans don't have that type of sensory receptor in that area.

  • I have only had my SCS for three weeks BUT I asked for the paddle leads because the paddle part is actually stitched onto a ligament and there is less chance of movement or migration of the leads. I never heard of the paddle part moving and in so far is it is actually sutured into place, I cannot imagine the movement would be much of anything. For what its worth.......Susan
  • If it is the cable or something like a tendon or muscle on the cable transmitting the sensation so it can be felt?
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