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Battery site pain

shabrosshabro Posts: 2
edited 02/10/2015 - 9:52 AM in Spinal Cord Stimulation
I'm hoping someone can help me help my poor mother! She had a SCS implanted about 9 months ago. After she recovered from the surgery pain she was happy, it was working to control her severe neuropathy pain and she was slowly getting back to some sort of quality of life! In the last 3-4 months however she has been having debilitating back pain stemming from the battery pack site. Her PM doc is near impossible to get into and her neurologist says there is nothing she can do to help my mom. Has anyone ever had this debilitating pain and gotten an answer as to what is causing it? Trading one severe pain for another is making my mom rethink having this procedure done! She puts on a brave face for everyone but I am very very worried something is terribly wrong. HELP!! TIA


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  • My mom was told by her GP yesterday that perhaps her body is rejecting the battery pack? Has anyone else had this happen? If it was moved from her lower back to another spot (stomach maybe) would that make a difference? Or would her body reject it there also? My poor mom is so worried (as am I) about what will happen next. Can someone please help shed some light on this issue to maybe put her mind at ease somewhat :(
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