I had a permanent St. Jude SCS implanted in my Thoracic Spine almost two weeks ago (03May11). For the first three days everything was to be as expected, sore from surgery... nothing too bad. On the fourth day, I woke up with my left shoulder blade aching. When I moved a Horrible pain hit me in my shoulder (SCS was not activated at this time). For the past 12 days I have been dealing with this. Any movement of my left arm causes a terrible pain in shoulder blade. The NS is at a loss, saying it must be muscular. X-rays show the paddle to still be in place. Turning the SCS on/off makes absolutely no difference in the pain. I am on my second box of steroids, they help the first day then that's it. I am in the Military and believe I have a high pain threshold but this is absolutely debilitating. The NS said he is considering removal of the SCS, because he is so confused. If ANYONE has an experience with this, or has any suggestions I would sincerely appreciate it.