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Removed Spinal Cord Stimulator

I can now say that I am getting back to normal.  The laminectomy and the spinal cord stimulator surgery sites are all healed pretty well.  I don't miss the stim, especially charging the battery.  I do enjoy massages again, sleeping on my back and not having to carry the controller everywhere.  I am back to my tens to supplement pain management.  What is really helping is the physical therapy.  My doc made sure I started a pretty aggressive physical therapy schedule beginning 6 weeks after surgery and it has helped considerably.  I think the worst part of having a stimulator is the inability to have MRI's.  I understand that there are newer stimulators that are approved for MRI's and I would certainly recommend them!  But I am getting better and better.  Just wanted to update everyone!


  • Bruce EitmanBruce Eitman Akron, OH, USAPosts: 1,510

    Thanks for the update, I'm glad things are going well for you.


    Read my story at Bruce - My Story
    ACDF C4-C5-C6-C7, and getting better every day
    It has been a process of healing, learning, exercising, and resting - and figuring out when to do which.

  • jimandjrjimandjr Dallas TXPosts: 745
    Which scs did u have?
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