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scs help

payoppayo Posts: 63
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:50 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I need help making a decision an a scs I already have the authorization for the trial the problem is the my wife is the one pushing me to do it. i am not sure what i want to do i am very nerveous about it.I ve been reading so much negative stuff about it.but after 3 surgerys the dr say this is the next and best thing for me .please i need some help from people who have scs to help me make my decision and what to expect thank you guys


  • Just wondering what is SCS?
  • It is short for Spinal Cord Stimulation..Have a look under the conditions on the site and you will find a never ending resource of information.
    Ive just had my first of 3 input 2 weeks ago in my lumbar area and on the 23rd of this month they will do the thoracic..
    Please feel free to ask me anything you wish or via a PM if you like.
  • SpineAZSpineAZ WiscPosts: 1,084
    Have you exhausted all other treatment options? Have you been on pain management medications, including long acting meds, for a reasonable amount of time to know if they work for you?

    Personally SCS scares me. There are reports of it not working well, hard to fix if it goes wrong, you can't have MRI when you have it in, etc.
    2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos 
  • well i don't know if i have exhausted all of the treatments .I been on pain nerve and muscle relaxers medication for a long time. did some therapys,injections.the only thing i heven't done is nerve blocks .i need more feed back good or bad thank you
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