Hi all! I had my trial stimulator put in on Tuesday, January 6th. I had been having so much discomfort with the incisions (I DO NOT have a high pain tolerance) that I couldn't tell is the SCS was working on my lower back pain. I had my SCS reprogrammed on Friday, January 9th. The problem is that I can't mimic what my normal day usually is because I am out of work. It's after about 4 hours sitting in my chair when my back starts to flair up so much. After talking with the rep, we decided that I am going to shut it off for the rest of the day today. I'm going to sit at the kitchen table for 4-5 hours tomorrow. When the pain starts, I will then turn the SCS on and see if I can tell if the pain lessens. Is there anyone who did NOT go with the perm, and if so, why? As of right now, I have no idea either way. ALSO, when you have the stimulator off, can you still feel the tingles randomly?
Discectomy, L5/S1 on right 12/2009; now L4/L5 on right and L5/S1 on left disc herniations and disc impingements