My surgeon is suggesting a SCS. I have a consult with the PM doc on July 26 and am really excited/curious/skeptical/hopeful, etc. I feel like I am putting a lot of faith in the SCS working for me, hoping and praying it allows me to at least reduce some of my pain meds. I know I will have a trial to see if it is going to help, before having it actually implanted, but am just wanting some info from others that have one already.
What type of sensation is it?
Is it like a TENS and you can constantly feel an electrical current?
Is it something that you are always aware of? Or do oyu get used to it and it is not so obvious?
The thing I am worried about is that I tried a TENS unit and did not like it too much. I talked to my surgeons asst last week when I made the appointment for the SCS consult and she said it really isn't like a TENS, but then I have heard others, on SH, say that they loved the TENS and that's basically why they love the SCS so much.
Any feeback is, as always, greatly appreciated!