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what are your thoughts and/or experiences with a Spinal Cord Stimulator? My trial was great and the surgery is getting scheduled. what should I expect as far as recovery/ pain and what restrictions did you have, and ?? Any other help would be appreciated! have!

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    • KFallsLady

      743d

      I have 2 spinal cord stimulators. It has helped me tremendously. I did have to have revision surgery and move the 1 st one to a new location because the scar tissue started to tear and was causing so much pain. I was afraid to leave my house because I didn’t want to scream in pain when it would tear. I haven’t had any problems since then which was in Oct 2021

    • KFallsLady

      743d

      I have 2 spinal cord stimulators. It has helped me tremendously. I did have to have revision surgery and move the 1 st one to a new location because the scar tissue started to tear and was causing so much pain. I was afraid to leave my house because I didn’t want to scream in pain when it would tear. I haven’t had any problems since then which was in Oct 2021

    • Honesty

      761d

      My operation has been scheduled for friday, 6MAY. I hope yours is scheduled really soon. Tomorrow I will message you all things you should and shouldn't do during your eight week recovery. It's really really important. Till tomorrow...

    • Honesty

      768d

      Right now I have a Cervical and a Thoracic. I'm really tired and my hands are hurting. I'll check back in tomorrow... (( ))I'm sending gently hugs your way. Goodnight

      • fabaunt

        767d

        @Honesty thank you for all your advice! I'm going to take it and get used to the idea of resting for 8 weeks!! I'm excited for the prospect on less pain, what a crazy fun experience that will be!

        • Honesty

          766d

          @fabaunt You'll be amazed how much you'll be able to go down on pain meds,,, but it takes time, You'll still feel pain... But it will be as strong.

    • Honesty

      768d

      Are you getting rechargeable battery or a battery inside of you? Are getting a Cervical, Thorcic, Ocpital? I've had all three.

    • Honesty

      768d

      Since 1996...I've had Metronics, Neuromed, ANS, ST. JUDE then Abbott. Now I have Boston Scientific.

    • Honesty

      768d

      What's 8 weeks compared years of your life that will not be pain free... But it will be a lot better than you were before the SCS was implanted.

    • Honesty

      768d

      In the recovery... 8 weeks don't raise your arms over your head, don't carry anything, don't twist your back even to grab tissue while your going to the bathroom. ( grab the toilet paper before you sit on the toilet.

    • Honesty

      768d

      Boston Scientific is good.

    • Honesty

      768d

      The best advice about SCS is after the surgery you should be lying around for 8 weeks. I'm not joking. If you want it to be most effective in lessening the pain by a feeling - sensation that feels like a cat purring... Then you need to give it time to adhere to the area where the doctor implanted it. My last one lasted 5 years. My first one was implanted in May 1996.

    • Honesty

      768d

      The SCS are really good. Which company are you getting?

      • fabaunt

        768d

        @Honesty Boston Scientific. What was your recovery like?

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