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When to Move Freely with Paddle Lead

Hello All,


I had my spinal cord stimulator installed six weeks ago.  I had it placed due to scarring after a discectomy at L5-S1 a year ago.  It was a Medtronics system with their new MRI compatible paddle lead.  The surgeon cut some bone in my thoracic area to get the lead in place.  It was placed in the T7-T8 area, which is good because I have been plagued with herniations from T2-T7.  It was a little rough in the beginning with the recovery but things have been going great and it is helping immensely with my lower back and leg pain.  I am hoping this continues.


My question is, at what point did you all feel comfortable moving around freely and have not worried about the leads moving or migrating on you?  I have been gradually increasing my movement but am always worried that one motion is going to get me and cause the lead to move.


Thanks for your thoughts in advance,

Todd
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Comments

  • Ditto to everything he said.

    I'm, +1 week Medtronic MRI safe.

    Very interested in knowing when things are fully healed.
  • Hi.  I am new to this site, and discussion.  I have been reading various sites for weeks and looking for something relatively recent.  Some go back so many years, they are no longer relevant.  Hoping to hear/find some advice

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  • LizLiz Posts: 9,764

    This is an old discussion I will close it unless the member comes back and wants it re-open. Todd.Tolan  haven't revisited the forum for 8 months 

    Liz, 

    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
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