I had the Medtronic spinal stimulator installed in my back last February 2013. At first I had relief but approximately 6 weeks in I started having these terrifying episodes or pain seizures where the pain would be so bad it would drop me to the ground. I would not wish it on my worst enemy. At first it only happened once a week then it went to having several a day. I am not the type of person who thinks about death but during this time I was wishing I was dead. No Doctor could pin point on what was causing it. Everything the doctors saw the stimulator was working fine the wires looked good. These episode or pain seizures got so bad that. I lost my bladder, either had to walk with cane or walker. It didn't matter I was doing sitting, walking, sleeping. I saw a dozen different doctors who didn't believe until it happened in a doctors office the another time at the hospital right before receiving an epidural. What kept me going was my family, I would not be here today with out them. I finally had the stimulator removed in November and life went back to the way it was prior having pain level of a six on average but life is so much better than it was with the stimulator. Do to this issue I lost my management position at work but life is manageable again. My sciatic nerve, the arthritis still bother me as well as everything else with my back. I am curious if anyone else had an issue with their stimulator like what I went through?