Cervical Spinal Cord Stimulator Malfunction
Thank you for this opportunity to share, I am hoping to connect with anyone who may have had a Spinal Cord Stimulator implanted at C1, C2, & C3, which malfunctioned resulting in Hypersensivity to electro/microwaves. The original implant functioned for approximately 4 months at which time it went bizerk and I experienced severe shocking thrioughout my body. It wasn't until several months later, while at Mayo Clinic in MN, I was informed of the "male" and "female" components not being correctly positioned. Not quite 4 months ago the entire system was removed. I experience electric-like burning to my face, arms, hands along with burning headaches and loud ringing, which I never had before this experience, The past week and a half I have the same sensations in my feet. I am watching to see if these flares are lessened by keeping the wireless router turned off at our home and making an effort to check out the use of wireless in any building/environment where I may be when the burning increases.
I know it sounds crazy.....but I believe I'm drawing a cause and effect. Other than contacting the Medtronic Rep (whom are all very courteous), any suggestions or ideas? The condition is recognized in other countries, but not here in the US. My concern is for my grandchildren as we become more wireless and technologically dependent.
Please reply if you have experienced something similar.
1996 - C4-5, C5-6 Fusions
2010 - Medtronic Cervical SCS (leads implanted at C-2)
2010 - SCS went AWRY
2011 - SCS REMOVED
2011 - SEID
Please......Do not agree to CERVICAL SCS w/o researching outcomes.
God Bless you