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SCS Revision surgery 1inch to close to my ribs

davidcrvddavidcrv Posts: 11
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:02 AM in Spinal Cord Stimulation
I had my SCS put in on 2/20/2012 last week had a revision my battery was broke loose and hitting my left ribs causing very bad pain... The Dr. Said he put the SCS to close to my ribs to start with.. Has anyone had this happen? He moved it down about an inch.. So now off work 9 weeks looking at 5 more.... :( on the plus side it feels so much better already 1 week out...


  • It's great to hear everything is working out now!!
    Best of luck.

    Patsy W
  • This is too coincidental. I got my permanent SCS on 2/2/2012 and my battery has moved from my outer left back to now sit on top of my spine near the base. So it traversed 4 or 5 inches total! My doc said he had never heard of a battery moving and he is a frontrunner in the SCS field and flies around the world teaching and speaking about SCS permanent implants. I'm have my battery relocated to the front in my abdomen on Thursday, 5/3 and I am in so much additional pain from the battery sitting on my spine. The pain in my tailbone is unbelievable and I can't sit much and I can not lie on my back because of the pain and I cannot lie on my right as gravity will cause the battery to impinge even more on my spine. Why do you have to miss so much work for the SCS procedure. I had to stay home a week after my implant and the doc says I should stay home at least a couple of days this time. Did you have any swelling or infection with your moving battery? I had to get a CT scan of my lumbar region so he can see the battery better and the doc says if he gets inside me and I'm infected, he will remove the battery, sew me up and wait for the infection to clear and then have another procedure to put the battery back in! I'm sorry for your pain and trouble but I am very happy to find a kindred soul with similar experiences. Thanks for posting your issue! Jerome
  • How did yours go? I now feel like it's too close to my hip... Would you email me we can exchange phone #s and talk about it more my email is davidsg1is@gmail.com
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