I am in the process of trying the scs for my cervical spine, and yesterday I talked with my Boston Sco rep sbout the approximate time plan from start until permanent implant is in. She said that the longest hold up is usually the insurance approval but once that's out of the way, it moves pretty quick between trial and permanent one. I have a 4 week trip to Europe planned in the end of July and it involves an 8 hour flight round trip.
If things move along my permanent implant might be a couple of weeks before this trip and Im thinking it is better to push up the trip for the fall/winter? Is it reasonable to think I can fly for 8 hours and be fairly active on my trip (no sports but be on the move for 4 weeks) a few weeks after the scs goes in?
Cause: car accident & genetics
Effect: herniations C4-7, stenosis, osteoarthritis, myelopathy, neuropathy
Non-invasive Treatment: everything under the sun
Invasive Treatment: 2 level ACDF, C5 & C6, May 2012
Moving Forward: SCS