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Muscle Twitching around IPG

Hello, I am new to this Forum.  I got my permanent Nevro SCS implanted on February 7th.  I have noticed that when I lay down on my back, the tissue around the IPG seems to twitch.  It feels like I am getting electricity running through the area.  I mentioned it to my rep during my first post-op appointment.  She said I should not feel anything there because the power is going to the paddles.  Last night, while lying down, I was feeling the twitching, so to test the source, I turned off the Nevro SCS.  The twitching stopped immediately.  When I powered it back on, the unit went to P1 level 2 and I felt a little twitching.  As I cycled through the levels to get back to P1 level 6, the twitching got progressively worse.  Has anyone else experienced this?  I am trying to figure out this is normal or if there is something wrong with the IPG or wiring.  



  • I'm not familiar with the Nevro device, but haven't experienced this with my Medtronic unit. If you can reproduce this sensation at your next visit with the device rep she should be able to run diagnostics and/or see if it's something that can be addressed through reprogramming.

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