Has anyone had a spinal stimulator for cervical pain. I had my trial and am having the permanent put in in less than 2 weeks. I was just wondering how painful it is and what to expect that day. The rep from St. Judes told me I would be there from morning surgery until 4. The Dr. doing the wiring told me the surgery itself would take an hour and a half but it took 2 hours for the trial. I have heard that the pain is really bad afterwards. Just trying to prepare myself.