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Approaching the subject of a spinal cord stimulator.

RTgirl2011RRTgirl2011 Posts: 511
I have been using a tens unit for quite some time now. It works well, but I am looking for something more permanent. I would like to approach the subject of SCS with my NS again. I feel like I am going to have to give him a sales pitch to get a trial. He has already told me no once several months ago for fear that I will get another infection. I had a staph infection in one my incisions last year. It has been well over a year since the infection. Can anyone give me advice on how I can approach this subject with him? The last time I asked it was all done thru his nurse. This time I will be face to face with him.
Discectomies 05/08 and 04/11, fusions L4-5 Feb 9,2012 and L3-L4 June 28,2012, Staph infection washout 3/2/2012, Bulged L5-S1. SCS trial on January 17th, 2014, which was a success! Permanent SCS on February 20th.
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