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3 yrs later pain at paddle implant

wdwgrannywwdwgranny Posts: 63
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in Spinal Cord Stimulation
i have a medtroic scs , for lower back and leg pain, it was implanted by laminecomy in btween the shoulder blade area. i never fully recoverd with no pain in that area. but it was very tolerable mostly , i had the nero check it 3 times with xray said it looked good, but he did suggest a dye put in a mylogram i think he said. to better see, but i had a discogram before and couldnt handle the pain it caused during so i dont think i can do this, but.. now the pain is very bad and life changing patterns are happening in order to deal with this, sometimes i cant lay flat or on my side is even worse. the pain is hard deep and constant for long periods of time, i have increased my pain meds to help with my primary dr perrmssion , i have never been off pain meds the stim works but not good enough to get off the meds . i am afraid of going paralized .. anyone else get this pain?thank yo so much


  • A myelogram and a discogram are very different. A discogram is used to create or recreate pain to diagnose and a myelogram just uses dye injected through a certain area of the covering surrounding the spinal cord (dura)in order to allow doctors to better see things. It is not used to recreate or create pain and is a very good diagnostic test.

    Sorry to hear you are having troubles. Keep us posted.

  • thank you .. has anyone had pain where their paddle is yrs after it was put in? thanks
  • aI ws wondering that too. Mine is for my neck, but I have that incision in between my shoulder blades too. I dont have a paddle tho. I will sometimes get a sharp pain and sometimes it doesnt stop and hurts for awhile. Thats when I put a lidocain patch on it and it helps. I think its weird. Did you ever find anything out? I have had my scs for 2 years last Oct.
    Herniated disc C5 C-6, DDD, Fibromyalgia, Nerve damage both arms, Disc Decompression, SCS 2010, Si joint pain, many epidurals, mri's, trigger point injections. Nerve conduction tests, RFA 11/28/12, RLS
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