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I got a St. Jude trial SCS placed in 2 places on my back (1 in my cervical and 1 in my thoracic). My Dr. said when they put the permanent SCS in, they will put 2 leads side by side in (2 in thoracic and 2 in cervical). So far, the trial has been a pain in my ass. Every time I turn it on, I will feel a slight tingling in my left arm ONLY, I will move 1/2 INCH, and then I will feel STRONG tingling in BOTH arms. It's the same with my legs. It's impossible to get consistent tinglng around all my coverage areas. When the rep programmed the thing, and I was standing up, we got it so that it covered my entire body (but of course if I moved it jumped).
The rep and Dr. told me that once the permanent leads are placed, it won't move around since I will have 2 leads side by side and because they suture the leads in place (whereas they DONT suture them in the trial). Can anyone tell me how true this really is? Can I expect consistent coverage (for the most part) without it jumping from slight tingling to STRONG tingling at the slightest movement?
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