Hi, I am new here and have a question about the post-op period. I had an ANS stimulator implanted, paddle leads, at T9/10. It was implanted almost 3 weeks ago.
A couple issues I have been having:
I have a tearing feeling along where the wires are running whenever I turn at all, or lift my arms. Also, the side where the wires are running remains fairly swollen.
I also do not have much stimulation down my right side, I have bilateral neuropathy, have had 4 lumbar fusions L3-S1 are fused. I have also had 7 ankle surgeries and have some pretty severe right ankle pain.
Questions: Is the tearing feeling a normal part of healing from this procedure?
If at 3 weeks post-op I am not getting the stimulation that is effective for pain relief down my right leg is there any chance without revision that as the leads scar in I will gain more stimulation there? Leads appear to be placed in good position.
Thanks for your help!!