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severe spasms AFTER neuro stimulator put in

chaikonielsencchaikonielsen Posts: 3
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:02 AM in Spinal Cord Stimulation
Hello, Has anyone ever had a negative response to a neurostimulator? I have been opened up twice. First stimulator put in the wrong place and affected my kidneys. Second surgery, put in the proper place but has cause severe pain and spasms at and near the site of where they put the device in. IT has been a year and now I am just about bed ridden. Cannot use the device at all and am on heavier pain meds then ever before. The doctor said that it is what it is and to have the device taken out will not relieve the pain. I don't know what to do. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!


  • If its bothering you, then ask to have it removed. If he won't do it, then find someone who will.

  • Why was it left in all of this time if it hasn't worked right since the 2nd unit was implanted? I would have insisted that they remove it, if it could not be repaired in the first three months. Now, the leads may not be able to be removed due to the scarring of the tissue surrounding the leads.
    I feel horrible for you, for the loss of quality of life. Can you find another surgeon to see about removing the battery pack, at least? Maybe a larger city near you might have a bigger pain management program that may be able to help.
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