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Spinal stimulator

Creekcrawler302CCreekcrawler302 Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:50 AM in Spinal Cord Stimulation
Hi Gang- I had a SCS implanted about 4 months ago. All went well with the implant surgery and recovery (other than a few days of infection at the IPG site). The SCS had cleared up almost all of my leg pain caused from adhesive scar tissue created by previous lumbar surgeries (x3). My leads are at T8. Anyway, I resumed spin class about one month ago and started to encounter some instances of break through pain. Pain is continuing at 6-7 level and now back taking some meds on some days . Doc says overall it is ok since most of the pain ,most of the time is blocked. I am now leaving the SCS turned on almost 24 hours per day. Have had a couple re-programs that helped some but am now worrying that this is my fate. Anyone out there with common experiences? suggestions? Thanks! James


  • I have found that any increase in activity or any new activity will produce breakthrough pain. I can generally combat that with adjusting the amplitude or pulse width. My SCS run continuously, I don't shut it off.

    Glad to hear that your SCS is helping you out so much!

  • "C"- thanks for the reply. Glad to hear others keep there SCS on all the time as well. I have 9 different programs now and do try to adjust them in advance of spin class or workout but still having some issues.
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