Has anyone else had a paddle lead removed? Where you under general anesthesia (with tube in throat) or did they just put you under twilight sedation?
My lead has slipped and it is putting pressure on my cord. The problem is they will need to perform another laminectomy in order to get the lead out.
I know my first surgery was just twilight sedation because they have to wake you during surgery to confirm lead placement. Now they don't have to wake me. I think I would prefer general . Thoughts ?
30 yr old female - 11 year chronic neck pain patient
Cervical SCS Implant placed in 2008 - Revised in 2009, 2012, 2014.
Lead has just migrated and is pressing on cord - Scheduled for removal on 7.1.15