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stinger66sstinger66 Posts: 67
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in Pain Management
Anyone care to tell me all they can about the SCS? I saw my ortho today & he feels it could be helpful at this point to help with the pain & to get me off so many painkillers. I am right now waiting for the doctors office to call me back with the psyche evaluation. Thanks,



  • Hi Norm,

    There's a ton of information on here about the pros and cons of an SCS. Most of the threads have had the letters "SCS" placed in them so that the search engine will find them for you.

    I have a cervical SCS that was implanted last May. I would not be able to be without it. I'm sold on SCS technology and therapy.

    I do not believe it is a therapy that will be successful for an individual who has not been through the wringer when it comes to their condition and treatments.

    An SCS is not a magic pill. It comes with it's own limitations. It is however a fantastic device for those who no longer have any options.

    The good thing is, that a trial is required before any SCS will be implanted. The trial will allow you to figure out whether it will work well enough for you.

    Best of luck

  • Yeah, we've way went over this recently. Search for SCS should throw up a TON of info. Any questions can be posted and answered here.

    Once you get past the psych eval and insurance type concerns it is actually quite straightforward a process.

    Except maybe if you have a PM that does paperwork slow, an HMO that does likewise. Then you throw in a vacation planned between your trial and permanent implantation and the insurance company still has not approved the thing X(

    Otherwise it's all good :D
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