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Rib and Back Pain from Spinal Stimulator... HELP!

I just got my spinal stimulator in about a month ago. Lately, I have been getting right side rib pain and upper back pain when I turn my device on. It's so bad that I can't handle the pain and turn the device right off. I have a Dr appointment Thursday, but until then, has anyone had them happen before?
Chelsea Parrent


  • I have that same issue and hot my implant just two weeks ago. I saw my surgeon today and he said the upper back pain is just from the surgery because they moved things around in there and it could take up to 6 weeks to go away. As for the rib pain, well my paddle migrated to the left a bit and he said that is what can be causing it. I see him again in 4 weeks and if the pain hasn't stopped then it will be another operation so he can adjust the leads and secure them some more. I have the rib pain no matter if it's on or off so I can't offer any good advice on why it's hurting you when the stimulator is on. Best of luck and let us know what your Dr says.
  • My pain has greatly decreased this week, how is yours?
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