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Paralysis after spinal cord stimulator

moabitessmoabitess Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 1:56 PM in Spinal Cord Stimulation
I had surgery to have a spinal cord stimulator put in on February 17, 2011. The next day I had to be rushed to the hospital because I never came out of the anesthesia which caused many other complications. Six day later after the surgery I am a paraplegic. Has anyone suffer paralysis after have the stimulator put in? :S


  • to use your lower extremities at all? Do you have help with your basic needs? Did you have the SCS removed?

    My Pm doctor has been insisting that I have a SCS, but as you have dealt with first hand, I am scared of all the complications.

    My thoughts are with you!


  • moabitess said:
    ...because I never came out of the anesthesia...
    What does that mean?
  • Have you had any spine surgery before this surgery of the scs? And if yes have you had any complicarions while under aneshesia? Also was your scs surgery not done in a hospital seting where you would of been in the hospital already in case of any complicarions?

    Please give us a further detail information so we have a beter understanding how and why this came about. Thanks and best wishes"
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
  • Hi - I have been searching the web for any known paralysis problems with a spinal stimulator. My dad had one inserted in March and he developed a haematoma after the surgery so they took him back to theatre for a cord decompression but 7 months later he is paralysed. It is terrible!!!
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