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battery pain and coverage area

wdwgrannywwdwgranny Posts: 63
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:45 AM in Spinal Cord Stimulation
hello been a long time my lap top dies , finally got ia new one. any how. i am coiming up on a year since my medrtonic implant large paddle place in t 8 i think .. battery in left hip back side. for lowerand mid back pain as well as both legs and hips. i never was taken off pain meds coverage was helping bit not enouigh, i have slwoly gotten worse. i am disabled now , and my battry is causing apin and heats up , also my back pain and slippage feeling and pain that stops me in my tracks or shift so fast i fall.is so bad . I have stopped using my scs because the coverage is even in my arms where it is not supposed to be. also it seems to be causeing irration when on in my lower back. i think.they were going to do a ct mylogram awhile ago , and want to again , i dont think i can go thru it i could not handle a disgogram at all. my dr was goiong to do the ct mylo mostly to apease me , i had a hard time accepting i can tbe fixed any more after 3 surgeries. i keep telling him he is ismissing something , they feel there is so much scar tissue that it is not repairable i trust him and feel very comfratable with , him so i see him tuesday and will discuss ct and get reprgrammed, has any one scs ever just stop getting good coverage after so long?it was like i was on a honey moon for half a year my pain meds are drastically increase with a second med for break thru thanks sorry sooo long


  • Have they checked to make sure everything is still in place with the SCS? I know with the paddles lead migration is highly unlikely, but I think it can still happen. You might ask your doctor if they can put you under the fluoro or do an X-ray to check on it.

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