I am considering Spinal Cord Stimulation. I have had chronic pain for 5 years following a Left Pneumonectomy. The pain is centered mostly around the left side of my chest and basically feels like my ribs are broken. The only relief is from Gabepentin, Lidocaine Cream and lying down for hours at a time. I am having an almost impossible time finding anyone who has had a Spinal Cord Stimulator put in for Post Pneumonectomy nerve damage. Will be having the one week trial soon to see if it would be of any help. Have tried most every other possibility except opiates which will be a last resort. If anyone out there has had a similar experience I would appreciate any feedback. Only input from someone who has had a Pneumonectomy and Spinal Cord Stimulation would be helpful.
Thank You, Don Mc.