Hi Everyone. I am 4 weeks post op from the Boston scientific spinal cord stimulator implant. I have had alot of pain at the battery/IPG site. 2 days post op the stimulation on my left side has been in my abdomen and ribcage, when it is suppose to be in my leg. The doctor told me Tuesday that they were going to have to go back in and move the lead because it must have moved a little. I have one 7 inch incision and they pushed the IPG over to the right side of my incision in my midline back. He said that they had to open the whole incision back up to move the lead. That just dosen't make sense to me. Has anyone had to have this done so soon after the implant? Is it easier to deal with the second time? I'm not sure that the pain I am still having from the battery/IPG is normal. He tells me that it's muscle pain and nerve from the scar tissue, but I think I know the pain is coming from the battery. Please any advice/experiences would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Thu, 04/01/2010 - 2:17am#1
spinal cord stimulator revision