My wife has had 4 back surgeries, and one neck surgery.
She is in pain management, and they put some electrical leads in her back attached to a battery pack she wore on a belt with a remote to turn it up and down if she wished. After a day, she began leaking spinal fluid from where the leads entered her back, and the leads had to be removed, but they didn't do it until 3 days later.
The doctor said she has a great deal of scar tissue that they had to punch through to get to the nerve.
When he removed the leads, he said that she needs to stay in bed for several days and if it begins leaking again, she needs to go in and have a "blood patch" done.
This does not sound good to us at all. The one good thing from all of this, is that while the leads were in, she said they helped with the pain going down her legs. But, we're now worried about this leakage problem. Could it reoccur after they put in the permanent device under her skin? And could more scar tissue form, causing the device to be ineffective?
Anyone with any info or suggestions, please post. Thanks