Hello Brothers and Sisters in Spines!
I'm having the a permanent Medtronic SCS implanted tomorrow morning (2 percutaneous leads in lower t-spine, left abdominal IPG placement) and I'm looking for info as to "what to expect" after returning home and how to best handle the recoup experience?
I currently take 10/325 Oxycodone for pain, and 300 mg Lyrica daily for nerve pain. However, I am prone to what I call "lightening-bolt" spasms and cramping in my lumbar back/hips/glutes thanks to the level of nerve damage that I have...is there any kind of muscle relaxer that would work to diminish the severity and frequency of those? I'm the kind of patient that's afraid to ask for anything, preferring to "tough it out" rather than potentially be labelled a drug seeker. That's never happened to me (not even remotely) but I don't want there to be a first time...though I want to be sure I'm not left in agony over the next couple weeks either!
Any experiences and advice would be appreciated and thanks folks!