I am not to the point of getting a SCS...although my doctor has mentioned it as an option. I have to ask...
I have a tens unit and it does a great job on my neck (cervical issues)...b/c it's more like muscular pain. Sometimes the pain is sharp, but mostly it's nagging, tired feeling, muscular pain and I do have nerve damage in my right arm and hand per nerve testing. I can't pick up a jug of milk without supporting it with my other hand. I've dropped plates of food before...etc. So, the tens unit feels really good on this area and for this type of pain.
However, the meaner of the two evils of my spinal pain is my L5S1 area with severe sciatica. This pain is very sharp and shooting pain, the pain shoots to back of knee and the numbness/pins and needles go into my foot. I feel arthritis in my hip and NOBODY gets close to my hip/sciatic area...nobody! My skin is so sensitive that is feels like burning or like shingles...does anyone have this too??
Anyway, I guess my question is...Is the SCS similar to a tens unit? B/c I can't ever put my tens unit on my low back/sciatic area due to the burning pain. I'm just curious as to what the SCS would do to this area...and would it be similar to the tens unit in how it feels on that area?
Thanks and I'm so happy for those of you who have gotten your lives back with this unit!! It sounds so promising!
God bless you all!