I am one week post implant for my medtronic neurostimulator. I broke my tailbone 6 years ago and that started all of my back problems. I have had a collapsed disc and degenrative disc, severe arthritis and many more issues. My Dr. refused to put me on strong medication for treatment so I have been dealing with severe pain for years with little relief I have been on many nerve meds with little relief. I have severe muscle spasms and am on a large doses of baclofen to help treat them. I went through the trial for the medtronic unit and had some relief and I was very disappointed when they had to disconnect me at the end of the trial as this was the best I had felt in years. I just had me permanent stim implanted and I love it. I am having alot of site pain where the unit was implanted and where my lead was placed and I'm taking percaset for the pain but its not helping. How long does the pain normally last post op? I am an over doer and because I felt good I tried to ride a bicycle (big mistake) I had shocking pains through my butt and leg so I will not be repeating this until I am completely healed. Dr says 6 weeks. Let me know about your post op experiences. I am also having problems with ss disability none of my drs pain or pc want to be responsible for completing disability paperwork and I am having to deal with disability drs through the system I am unsure what to do about this I tell disability I am unable to sit at a job or lift they tell me I can sit and can lift up to 10 lbs. has anyone had disabitly issues and should I get a lawyer to help me with these issues.