I had a Medtronics SCS implanted in July of 2009. The stimulation of my lower back/left leg is somewhat helpful, but I am having terrible pain from the battery, wire running up my back and the lead sites. I don't know if this is from scar tissue or spasms. I am still working, and purposely didn't use the stimulator during two week-long trade shows where I was on my feet 8 hrs a day. The pain from the stimulator and wires was actually much worse than my "standard" low back-leg pain. Has anyone had similar problems? I am seeing my PM next week, but I am seriously considering having the unit removed.
Any advice would be appreciated!!!
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