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SCS & Touchy Subject

JwriterJJwriter Posts: 140
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in Pain Management
Hello Folks -

I am seriously considering the SCS as a means to treat my chronic "failed back syndrome" symptoms. However, I cannot get what seems to be a straightforward answer from my PM Doc as to whether or not there are any sexual side effects...good, bad or otherwise.

Can anyone here share any words of wisdom or advice based on their experience with the SCS as it relates to how it affects sexual function??

I appreciate it and your candid replies would be most appreciated, since I do not wish to find out about the effects only when it's too late.

Thank you all -



  • don't touch that...You'll go blind...

    Seriously there should be no side effects, but it depends on what areas are stimulated! Then there is a possibility of good (more common with women) and bad side effects. Unless there is a surgical accident the effects should go away when the stim is turned off.
  • Thanks for your reply Wrambler, that is encouraging to know and I did forget to say in my original post, that the lead would be placed in the L5/S1 region...that's what is concerning, as the nerves from there go to the involved area of concern.

    I appreciate it!

  • BotzBotz Central FloridaPosts: 223
    None that I can attribute to the SCS. Your leads are placed in your T-Spine area not in the Lumbar section. Worse comes to worse you turn off the stimulator.

    Good Luck!
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