I just completed my 1 week trial with St. Jude's SCS. I had a rough few days but then I settled in. I couldn't decide whether or not it worked enough to warrant a permanent one.
My problem is that I've had severe lumbar back pain, especially on the upper right, for 10 years. Then, I fell last Thanksgiving and severely sprained my ankle and contused my knee. It developed into RSD. The trial helped about 90-95% of my neuropathy in my legs and feet, but I had difficulty covering the upper right lumbar area without too much stim in the lower buttocks.
I decided to go on a marathon shopping trip as walking and standing are when my pain is the worst. I lasted 5 hours without being in agony the next morning.
That decided it. I'm going to go ahead.
However, I've developed a severe headache since my PM doctor removed the leads yesterday. Could I get a spinal headache from a removal?