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I am new here. I have a Boston Scientific spinal cord stimulator perm implanted in October 2009 for RSD (Reflex sympathetic dystrophy) or CRPS in my left hand. The trial went great and the permanent placement gave me back the use of my left hand which was awesome. Was in a car accident which damaged the leads in April 2015 and then the battery started sticking thru my skin and causing pain and discomfort as it had moved from where it was originally placed so I scheduled to have the battery removed and since I no longer needed to use the stimulator and could not use it, it was removed as well on July 13th 2017 and today July 18, 2017 just 5 days later and the pain from the removal of the spinal leads is very extreme and the left side of my back is numb. I don't know if I want to cry or scream. Anybody else had theirs removed? I had open heart surgery in Sept 2014 and I have fibromyalagia. The cut in my chest didn't hurt as bad as this. I took little to no meds after open heart surgery but I am taking Percocets every 4 hours just to get a little relief. I don't like taking narcotics but I just need relief.