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removing trial scs

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in Pain Management
Can someone tell me what the procedure is for removal of the temp. scs wires? I was asleep for most of the time they were put in and I hope I will be when they are removed. Thanks. Carrie


  • They don't put you to sleep to remove the wires. It's really not that big of a deal.

    When I had mine removed, they lifted the tape from my skin so they could disconnect/remove the little "junction" box that was taped to my back. Then they grabbed the mess of tape and wires and pulled it all off/out in one motion

    I'm not sure what most doctors choose as far as positioning, but I just sat on the exam table when they removed mine.

    When the wires physically come out, it creates a pretty unique sensation, but it's not painful. For me, the most irritating part was while they were lifting all the tape edges up and folding them over to keep them from re-sticking to me.
  • Hi,
    You will be awake when they remoive the leads. Mine was done in the doctors office. It did not hurt at all! I agree with "Bionic Woman" the tape bothered me more than the leads.

    Take it easy,

  • Golly gee....thare is nothing to removing the wires. It is done in the Doctors office. I just pulled the back of my shirt up and zip the Dr. pulled them out. No biggie.
    Best to ya...
    Hugsssssssss.... >:D<
    Patsy W
  • Nurse did it, sitting up, she said, take a deep breath, I did. She said, "all done".

    I felt NOTHING.

    I have a read a very select small group will fell sensation when the lead slides out. Most feel nothing at all.
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