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Thank you for any contribution or advice to my above posted question. 4 + years ago I had a career ending shoulder injury at work. I was NOT treated immediately! This lead to frozen shoulder and two surgeries within the year after the delays. I had my rotator cuff, labrum, bicep tendon, and shoulder decompression surgeries. I have continued 1-2 days of physical therapy to try and maintain ROM, while dealing with daily chronic pain. I have been diagnosed with CRPS/RSD too!

Since, i have had 15 Stella Gaglion Nerve Injections with relief from some of them, but not all. Usually, the pain relief lasts about 9-13 days prior to wearing off. Now, my Neurologist/pain clinic doctor has suggested trying the "SPINAL STIMULATOR."
I told him i may want to try the trial stim implant for 3 days, but after reading all the info on these stims in various forums, I have cold feet now! Allow me to add, my trusted and respected surgeon believes i should NOT try this stimulator.

Has anyone had a Spinal Stimulator implanted for Chronic throbbing shoulder Pain? All I see are responses for neck and back stims.

Thank you!


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 08/04/2013 - 5:36 AM
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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,875
    I could be wrong, but the best way to completly eliminate shoulder problems is to have total complete shoulder replacements.
    I had both of my shoulders done, The is an implant down your arm, they replace the ball and joint socket, but they also need to cut through tendons, rotary cuff and much more.

    Its not a simple procedure, one that only shoulder specialists should do. The recovery time is long. It took me over 30 months to get to where I was close to normal. The therapy for it is PAINFUL... It hurts so much to do the correct
    But now, after having both of my shoulders totally replaced in 2010, I am doing real good, I have more range of motion with my shoulders then I did before I had problems.

    So, SCS for Shoulder... I think not, I think replacement

    But that is me, only you and you doctor knows what is best for you
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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