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I will be going to Boston for myscs surgery 3/17. I asked for paddle but they want to do percutanous leads

First. My trial was great however I am anxious about feeling pain in surgery when testing lead placement.

I would like to know if anyone had to wear a binder and for how long? Thank you in advance

God bless



  • Why not paddle? I would ask more questions. From what I understand,there is more recovery time but worth it. I have paddle, took four weeks to return to work.
  • hi pandqmama,

    I. Have read. almost. all. posts on. SCS. and. I. would. prefer. a

    paddle to. prevent. possible. migration. but. the. Dr. wants. to. try

    percent. leads first. The. Dr. told. me. that. maybe. two. out. of. 100

    migrate because. patients. don't. stick. to. restrictions. I. just. hope. I

    don't. have. to repeat. due. to migration. Thank. you. for. posting and I

    will post after. Surgery.

    God bless

  • I've had both leads. Three years ago when I got my first SCS I had percutaneous lead and they did great until I accidently popped my back on the arm on my couch while pulling myself up from laying down. Now here I lay in bed 5 days post op from a revision were they actually put in an entire new unit and paddle leads. The surgeries or VERY different. This one is very rough compared to the first one. But if you get it done the fist time then you won't have to worry about it again and from my research the other leads move more often then the dr like to admit. It is an extra cut and more pain but at least your chances of ever having to have a revision or much smaller. I hope your dr will listen to you and if not try to fine another one who will. It's your body. And as far as the pain we they wake you to test the leads, I can't remember one thing from any of my SCS surgeries. I can't remember them ever waking me to talk to me and they did. So doesn't stress about that. I don't think that wake u all the way. Just enough for you to answer.

  • hi. Angela,

    Thanks for. the advise. I'd. had. the. Same. Dr. 2000. and.

    he. would. Prefer. Percutanwous. Leads. Why. did. you. have.

    percutanous. leads. instead. of. Paddles. the. first. time? You. seem.

    to have has no. Problem. with. lead. migration only. because. of. accident getting. up. I

    hope. You. have a healthy. Recovery. I did. have. a lamiectomy + microdiscectomy

    in 2002. Quite. Painful. my. surgery is. tomorrow. at. 7:30. and. I

    have. to. arrive. at. 5:30. I'll. be leaving. at 4am. because. we have a

    hour. and. A. half. ride. to. Boston,Ma..
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