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Nevro Spinal Cord Simulator

I had the Nevro Spinal Cord Stimulator inserted in December, 2017.   I had to have it removed in August, 2018.

Having this device inserted was one of the worst decisions of my life.  Once this device was inside me, one day (for a lack of a better description,) it felt like something exploded.  It needed to be removed ASAP.  The pain was terrible and still is.  Once it was removed, I was left with an imbalance problem and kept falling...falling everywhere, nerve damage, a toe that sticks up at times which makes it very difficult to wear a shoe and leg spasms which wake me at night.  I've stopped falling but it is still difficult to walk and my gait is different.  I also herniated another disc in one of the falls and the pain is almost unbearable at times.

I've posted this because maybe it can help someone else.  



  • katiebuer

    welcome to spine-health

    i am sorry that you had this problem with your stimulator, i understand that there are patients that do not do well with them, either because of the surgery itself or not being able to adjust to the unit, i was one of the lucky one's, i had one for several years and got relief from it, i wish i still had it, stopped working after fusion surgery, had it removed during another fusion surgery.

    has there been any decision about what to do with the herniated disc? i would hope that when that is taken care of that it will solve a lot of your problems. 
    are you on any medications for the spasms and nerve pain? there are many out there that could be very helpful.

    the last thing i will tell you is that you have come to the right place for understanding of what you have going on, we have many members that know what you are feeling, and believe me talking to others that understand is the best possible thing that you can do, never hesitate to come on here and vent your frustration and get very good advice about how to handle certain situations.

    take care and keep us posted on your progress.


    Veritas-Health Moderator

  • What kind of testing is done to know if you may benefit at all?

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