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Dual stimulators is it possible?

After many surgeries a divorce being disabled and hitting a healthy plateau in my pain im back to looking for advice and tips from others who live like me. I already have one SCS in my spine that does a good job of covering my rib cage to my toes but is it possible to get a second one to cover the neck and arms? Yes i do have a great pain doc and surgeon i just want a good plan of attack going into the dr appointments. They are happy I dont want to be heavily medicated and want alternative treatments. But i was hoping to hear any opinions on dual SCS implants pros and cons everything.

Live one day at a time and do it with no regrets. I hold my head up high with pride to the fact that i wont let my injury beat me.
Lumbar surgery 2009
Cervical fusion C4 to C7 2009
Neurostimulator 2010
Heart ablation 2011
Lumbar fusion L4 to S1 2012 and now L1 2 3 and 4 are split and bulging.


  • someone got a boston sci for foot and leg and medtronic for lumbar
  • RickilalasRRickilalas Posts: 559
    edited 04/09/2014 - 6:48 PM
    Yes it is possible to have two units. I do and it was even discussed about having three units
    In my future but I took care of that so I won't need the third unit later.
    What brand do you have and what leads do you have.
    I ask because medtronics has one port for up to 16 contacts. For my second unit I had a Boston Sci unit because it has a second port for another paddle when my neck is done.
    I like the idea that you are planning ahead. If I had used a medtronics unit for my second unit
    then later when I have my next cervical surgery I would have had to have another unit put in. Three units would be a pain in the butt.
    My first unit covers me from the lumbar down except for my left foot. My second unit covers my foot and will power my neck in the future.

    Good Luck
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