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RealmccoyRRealmccoy Posts: 2
edited 10/23/2012 - 5:58 PM in New Member Introductions
Well new to the site but long time dealing with Pain...

Hello folks,

I have been living with chronic pain since 1994. Yes, I have seen many PM doctors and had all the same old grind of pills, epidurals, etc.... I finally found a PM that really seems to care about the patient. He advised me that I might be a good candidate for SCS, Nuro stem or whatever you might want to call it.

I found this site after having my implant done. It is now post 7 days (1 Week) since implant. Learning what program helps with my pain signals and feeling there is more to life than living in pain.

Live does look better with a tool to help...


  • Pleased to hear your good news story. Thanks for sharing it. Would you like to tell us more details?

  • Dave,
    are you wanting the story of the journey or how I ended up with the SCS? I am still in the first week after implant of the unit. Having the setting (program) built for the location of the signals and the intensity has started. As I heal they told me it will take some time for the pad to adhere to the bone and will receive better signal.
    As the healing process continues I must get adjustment to the unit to send the signal where I need it.
  • Not had SCS, but reading posts here it seems like it takes quite a while to scar in and tweak the programmes.

    When did you get your L5/S1 fusion done?
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