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Jim-HansonJJim-Hanson Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:49 AM in Spinal Cord Stimulation
I had the spinal cord stimulator put in yesterday and I'm now experiencing a burning sensation around the hardware. Just wondering if thats normal?


  • I would turn it off for a while, Ive had mine about a month and its probably b/c its sittting in between raw flesh, When I charge my ipg it get a little warm but not really burnning. Can you feel it very hot on the outside or just on the inside? mayby put an ice pac (dont let the incession get wet!!!! and see if this helps, If your really concerned call your rep. or turn it off for a while, to see if this helps. good luck, but htats what our reps are for is to answer questions.
  • I know nothing about SCS - sorry. I do want to welcome you to this site :wave:. I hope you find it as helpful as I have. Hopefully someone with SCS knowledge will see your post :)

    PS: If you don't get any response maybe make a new thread titled need help with my new scs ;)

    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
  • I felt like a shark bit me on the ass for about a month after I got my implant. It was stinging and burning especially after I sat on a deep sofa or tried to lean back in a chair.

    This too shall pass (or at least it did for me).
  • It is a known issue with SCS implantation to have the IPG pocket burn for several weeks. My pocket burned for a good three weeks and any change in position from standing to sitting or sitting to standing, made it burn, but it would settle in a minute or two. I used an icepack wrapped in a thin cloth to reduce the burning. To me it felt like a nasty case of road rash. Having the staples in didn't help either. I could feel the tug and pull as the pocket healed and was greatly relieved when the staples were finally removed.

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