Has anyone suffered from paralysis or nerve damage as a result from Trial Spinal Cord Stimulators? I woke up after having one implanted in severe pain and no longer able to walk. I spent a week in the hospital and 2.5 months in a nursing home. (The SCS Implant was removed in the hospital). Doctors told me they could not say if I would ever walk again. It has taken me 10 months and a lot of physical therapy but I can now walk with the aid of a walker. I am still suffering with major pain issues due to the nerve damage. I still am unable to sleep in a bed. I have to sleep sitting in a recliner. While I was in the nursing home the Doctors there hooked me on Oxycodine. They gave me such large doses I was hallucinating and would pass out. I have been able to reduce my dosage to a much more resonable amount, however my goal is to withdraw off of it altogether. But I cannot seem to find a non-narcotic able to control the pain at a tolerable level. I would like to hear from anyone who has suffered a similar injury as a result of these spinal cord stimulators.
Wed, 11/16/2011 - 10:45am#1
injuries from spinal cord stimulators