Oct 11 2012 I had a stimulator implanted for lower back pain and stenosis. I had a successful trial. The day after the surgery the rep from St Judes came in to set the stimulator. As soon as she turned the power on I experienced tremendous pain in my rib, she stated probably because the nerves were aggravated during the surgery. On Nov 1st I had a third meeting with the rep to see about adjusting the stimulator to try to relieve the rib pain. I had 2 visits with my surgeon because of the rib pain. Both my surgeon and the rep are telling me my nerves were aggravated. I did my own research and found other patients who experienced the same and found that the leads had migrated. On the 3rd meeting with the rep I pointed this out and she stated that was possible, I told them I wanted an xray she went to speak with the surgeon and he ok'd the x-ray. The rep continued to readjust and every position the tingling/pain was only in my upper stomach and rib. She tried the left side where I had never felt any stimulation. She turned the stimulator off and told me to leave it off until my next appt 11/19 to "calm the nerves". I currently have the stimulator off and taking lots of pain medication and still experiencing tremendous amounts of pain in my ribs. But here is the bizarre thing, I feel vibration in the ribs and upper stomach. How is that even possible? Has anyone experienced any of this and does anyone have any advise. I am in so much pain and not living any kind of productive life and don't know what else to do? Thank you for your time and anyone considering this surgery I wish you all the best.