Im 25 years old and have had CPRS in my right upper extremity for about 3-4 years. It was caused by a surgical MRSA infection that went up to my elbow. Was in hospital 2 weeks and 3 more surgeries becuse of it. It caused irreversable nerve damage and thats how they came up with the diagnosis of CRPS. I have tried everything, botox injections, darovcet, vicodin, oxycontin, vioxx, one or two more arthritis drugs, lyrica, neurontin, zoloft, cervical blocks and more. Nothing has worked. I had a trial done in Febuary that worked awesomely. On May 13 I had a Boston Scientific PrecisionPlus SCS implanted. I had the paddle leads rather than the percutaneous due tto the where the pain is. I love it. Im about 10 days post op and the difference is night and day, I love it. I spent 3 days in the hospital and the day after surgery they turned me online. I have 4 programs that I can use. My fav one is like a massage a fine vibrating, I also have one if the pain is bad I call it the jackhammer. Im not going to lie it was hard right after surgery in the hospital, I was on hourly narcotics and muslce relaxers and other meds to negate the side effects of the other meds and anesthesia. I had to be physically turned in bed and physically lifted out of bed to go to the bathroom or anywhere else. Now Im down to maybe taking a pain pill/muscle relaxer twice a day if that. Im on about a 4-6 week recovery, have to wear a cervical collar for 4 weeks. Its all worth it though for the pain relief I get. If you have ay questions just ask.