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Does anyone have two implanted spinal cord Stimulators (SCS)

mcarr36mmcarr36 Posts: 73
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in Chronic Pain
Hi Everyone,
I have been suffering for almost 5 years with neck,shoulder and head pain. I currently have an SCS that covers my arm pain and I am going to have another SCS implanted for head pain. Does anyone have two permanent systems? If so,please tell me about your experience.

Thank you!



  • wow.... i could not imagine. Haglandc has one implanted and i know she would be a good one to ask about one but i am not sure about two. hell.... my pain mgmt doc wants to do one on me but i am a chicken. good luck on your search.
  • I have only one cervical SCS with 2 percutaneous leads and I get coverage from my finger tips to the top of my head covering both greater and lesser occipital nerves. It all depends on the way the leads are configured to fire and how deep the signal is driven. In April I discussed things with my rep when he changed the lead firing configuration and I could finally feel it up my neck and into my head. He said that they have discovered it isn't necessary to do an occipital SCS to cover the occipital neuralgia pain anymore. They are now going to a standard c-spine configuration and using a different stimulation patterns.

    Good luck with yours.

  • Hi C.,

    What brand do you have? I have Boston Scientific. I have had as many as 6 different programmers try to get coverage of my head and no one can do it.

    Take care,

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