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Revision Questions?

monibmmonib Posts: 102
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:40 AM in Spinal Cord Stimulation
When you have a revision does it start the 8 weeks of no BLT's again? How does it compare pain wise to the perm. placement? Any help is appreciated. I am nervous and just want to know what to expect.


  • On what they are moving and why.
    I believe that if it is on the ipg side of the system you will only be pain limited, do what you can without hurting yourself, etc,

    If they move the lead or leads I believe it all starts the clock of no BLT over again.

  • Thanks...they are not doing anything to ipg moving 2 leads to a new location and then pushing a wire back further under the skin. I guess it will be 8 weeks again. I hate that. I am a single mom and have limited amount of help from friends. I may have to reply on them more this time around.
  • If they touch the leads or wires, then the clock starts over in order to allow everything to scar in properly. It's worth it to get things rectified.
  • i had a stimulator put in and the tech cannot program it to hit my lower back, it goes like my crotch to my feet. they say i need it actually put up further, and now my dr. says he wont do it. and im having a hard time finding one who will, i live in tennessee and have tried for months to find a dr to move it. has anyone had problems? also has anyone felt like vibrations in your crotch when you have it off sometimes? and once i rolled over and felt a stabbing burning in the middle of my back. and now hurts now and again. wonderin if you all had problems. ive had lower back fused.
  • Can't answer you on the back coverage. My leads (R-T11/T12, L-T12/L1) aren't high enough to stimulate there. I can stimulate in the crotch area, but have always found it very uncomfortable. I've never had any residual stimulation when the unit is off, but to be honest, I never shut mine off. As for the burning in the middle of the back, that might be because you've stressed (pulled) the anchors and leads causing some inflammation. I do this at least once or twice a week and have found Advil or Motrin works fine for when that happens.

  • thanks dave, that makes sense with the put stress on the anchors. i didn't know that that could happen. odd. at least i got one answer. i can't get my boston scientific lady to give me an answer. maybe one day. good luck with yours and im glad it gives you releif. I appreciate your help.. thanks..
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