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Nuvectra for nerve damage?

I should be getting the Nuvectra in the next few months.  This is for nerve damage on my sciatic nerve running down to my right three numb toes.  L4 and L5 had compressed nerves for many years.  Question:  How much will this device allow me to do all the things I miss?  Will my nerve continue to atrophy?  Will I eventually loose the use of my right leg?  Or, will I be out and about hiking and biking again.  Many thanks for all input.



  • L4_L5LL4_L5 Posts: 1,481
    edited 03/11/2018 - 9:58 AM

    Have you seen a neurologist or neurosurgeon?

    Everyone’s situation is unique to the individual.

    What you’re asking is best answered by a doctor. 

    You’re speculating on what might happen which is physically and psychologically exhausting.

    It’s far better to get confirmation from a doctor.  

    if you have an MRI and take it to a neurologist or neurosurgeon they might be able to give you concrete answers on how best to proceed.

  • Had major back surgery one year ago 

    I was told I have nerve damage 

    SCS is the solution being offered 

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  • @Jimvt123 a trial will help you gauge how much the device will help with the management of pain if that's what you're trying to control. I wasn't aware that SCS was used to address numbness. If the compression was resolved through surgery then it seems like you should experience no further nerve damage.

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