Hello my name is Ray. I had the spinal cord trial and it went pretty well. I have had 8 lower back surgeries and two of them being fusions. Well the trial was not painful at all, I want to warn people that the spinal cord stimulation permanent implant is very painful. As painful as a full lower back fusion surgery. Be prepared people. It has been two weeks since my permanent implant and Boston Scientific still has not turned on my device. They were scheduled to be at my postoperative appointment but never showed. I am still waiting for a call back from Boston Scientific. Every day seems to get better. If I can give any advice to you, please try to start walking right away. It really helps. I will keep you updated when my device gets turned on and hopefully it works and reduces my medication intake. Good luck anyone and I will also take any advice from anyone.
PS: Make sure you constantly ice you lower incision where the stimulator device is installed whick in my case is my lower right buttocks. That area is the most painful and once I started icing, it really helped with the swelling and pain. If you have any questions you might want to as ask feel free to directly email me at Ray Lopez479@gmail. com.