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Neck Spinal cord Stimulator

TiggerellllaTTiggerelllla Posts: 3
edited 08/06/2015 - 9:05 PM in Spinal Cord Stimulation
Hi I'm new to this Forum I just have questions that no one can seem to answer, I had a stimulator placed on 7-24-15. I'll give a little history in May 2011 I had urgent surgery on c5-c6 it was pushing into my spinal cord. In May of 2013 I had surgery on my c8 nerve 5 months later Oct. 2013 I had surgery on c6-c7 every since that surgery I've had pain no matter what I did chiropractor, pain specialist, epiduals, trigger points, mylogram nothing worked I mean nothing! I had my trail at the end of March this year and I had relief I slept normally for the 5 days I had it and it felt good. Now I have the permanent and I'm nervous the questions I ask my doctors and my reps they don't have the answers I call the customer service all they can say is every patient is different. Here are my questions has anyone else had this in their neck? All the info out there is for the lower back, Is it positional meaning if I move my neck can it go in to the other side like my left arm mine is set up at c2 to get my right side, I feel it more in my hand then neck and shoulder where the pain is. Yes I have numbness and tingling in my finger the 4th and 5th digit I can deal with that . I also feel it in my right leg is this normal? Thanks for your comments!


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 08/06/2015 - 9:05 PM
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  • While I do not have it in my neck, I have noticed that some people on Instagram have had it in their neck. If you search for the # with Medtronic or whatever device you have you may find someone who has it. I think that if you do #medtronic there was someone who had it in their neck. I hope that helps. Good luck
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