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Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulator Trial Failure

LittlesurferLLittlesurfer Posts: 92
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:33 AM in Chronic Pain
I just had the trial for the Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulator. I have pain in the coccyx/sacrum area and this stimulator was recommnded because I have localized pain and the leads are placed directly over the area of pain and just under the skin. Several times I have met with the person who does the programming and have tried 10 different ones and have had absolutely no success in relieving my pain. This stimulator doesn't reach my pain...it doesn't go deep enough, I guess, somehwhat like the tens machine, which does nothing for my pain. I'm meeting with my pain management dr again today and more than likely will have the leads pulled. They've had a lot of success with this particular stimulator, but I guess it depends on what the problem is. I don't know what my dr will recommend next, if anything.
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  • So sorry it did not work. Have they tried an actual SCS? Maybe if your pain is deeper than the PNS can get the SCS will work?

    I hope they can work out a means of helping your pain.

  • I was also wondering if the scs would work...maybe dr will recommend it. I'm not giving up yet.
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  • that's a shame. i know you have a lot of pain when you sit. That happens to me also. There is one position that at least allows me to sit for awhile. i get into a squat position, something like a baseball catcher with my legs under my butt.
    Anyway, i hope they can help you with the chronic pain
    best...pete
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