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Shoulder pain from implant

Dr. is keeping in the hospital overnight because of the pain I'll have between my shoulders. It was pretty intense when I started the trial and even my regular pain killers didn't help. Can anyone give any insight as to if the pain was worse and what they did to ease it?


  • cmfjohnstonccmfjohnston Posts: 1
    edited 08/30/2015 - 7:20 AM
    I've had this pain too. It's worse when the simulator is on and is sore when it's off. The stimulator is only supposed to be affecting my whole left side of my pelvis front and back, my tail bone/illiac crest, my femoral head and my left foot
    But the pain in my upper back, between my shoulder blades gets worse the longer I keep it on, and I tried just having it on while I'm not doing anything. But I'd get spasms even though I'm immobile in bed, if I moved even slightly the simulation would shoot up and make it so I could barely move. Just horrible shooting pain so I'd have to turn it off just to make it so I can breathe again which still took about 5 minutes to reduce the residual pain. While It's off those muscles are sore and I get occasional jolts and spasms. It also gets worse the more I move and the more stress I'm under. I think it might be over simulation of those muscles but my doctor seems to have no idea what I'm talking about because he's never encountered someone in my situation. I've had to keep my scs off because I honestly can't handle all of this pain. I mean my normal complex regional pain syndrome pain in my foot, leg, lower back, and hip pain is beyond tolerable, but adding this back pain is just outrageous. Even with the stimulator off I'm having trouble handling it. I've also been having migraines, abdominal pains, nausea, been falling down a lot, dizziness and lightheadedness, chest pains, and more spasms than normal with my crps. But I'm unsure if it is treated to the back pains. Did you happen to find any solution?
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  • This post-op pain is horrendous. I can't wait til it dissipates
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