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2 weeks post SCS Implant Update

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:36 AM in Pain Management
I am now 2 weeks post implant. Had my second tweaking which was wonderful. Great coverage, and very pleasant stimulation. I still can't sit very well because of the incision on my tail bone, but all in all doing much better. For the GOOD NEWS: I have been able to cut out 3 does of pain meds. I use to take 20mg 4 times a day...now I am taking 10 in the morning 10 mid morning 10 in the afternoon and 20 at bed time. I have slept through the night for the past 3 nights. What a wonderful feeling of new found relief. I wish this would work for everyone, but I understand it doesn't. I pray for the answer to everyone's pains.


  • you are really making progress. it must be so wonderful not needing as much meds. and only two weeks after implant. by the way what level did they insert your leads. mine was inserted into T10. also where was your worst pain?
  • I think the best part of my stimulator, too, is the ability to sleep through the night. Susan
  • I have a new pain doc who says I may be a candidate for SCS also. But I'm very wary of having a lead implanted so close to my spinal canal and going all the way up to my neck. My arm is in constant pain and meds are the only other method of relief. The TENS unit is short lived relief, of course. But it's also akward and unsitely. What is the implant in your hip/tail bone like really?? I 'd love to hear from any of you who have had the procedure. And, did any of you do the trial first?
  • For the 2 weeks the implant is noticable and you can see the outline. I had some burning sensations...but now that I am 4 weeks out...you see the incision but you can not see the outline of the implant. I don't notice it until someone pokes me...usually the small kids at my son's football games...they are just drawn to me.LOL

    I had the trial and had a wonderful experience...but the permanent one is sooooooooo much better. I can't tell you how it has changed my life for the better.

    If I can answer any other questions for you please feel free to PM me.
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