Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

advertisement

Quick Start Forum Video Tutorial

    Forum-Tutorial-Screenshot
Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

Notice
All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

The main site has all the formal medical articles and videos for you to research on.
advertisement

Spinal cord stimulation for coccyx pain

Hi,
I was hoping someone may be able to help and give me some advice. I had a horse riding accident 20 years ago and damaged my L5 and coccyx. As a result I now have bad coccyx pain and I find it painful to sit for more than a few minutes. I’m not on any pain medication,I just live with the pain every day. I am considering doing a scs trial and I have just read about the Senza and it sounds like the best on the market. Has anyone with coccyx pain tried scs and if so how did you find it. Also after having the permanent implant how long did it take until you could go back to work? the recovery period looks pretty scary.
Thanks in advance
advertisement

Comments

  • If your able to function without pain meds right now, I don't know if this is for you. Its a tough surgery that could be avoided by taking some meds. None of us want to take meds, it is done so out of necessity. Also, this procedure including device costs the insurance company around 75 grand.

  • I'm not on any medication, I've tried injections and manipulation which only made the pain worse. I've also tried medications to help the nerve pain but they made me extremely sick. I've been able to live with the pain for such a long time It's really getting me down and I also worry about the future when I am elderly. I currently sit on a cushion that I made myself which helps for about half an hour then the pain gets pretty intense. I would love to be able to sit on a plane for longer than three hours to go on a holiday but that would be out of the question for me. I saw some youtube clips on people documenting their experiences with SCS and the pain they were in look unimaginable. Have you had a SCS implant?
  • advertisement
This discussion has been closed.
Sign In or Register to comment.